Gary Johnson Could Be the Spoiler

US Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks to AFP during an interview in Washington, DC, on May 9, 2016. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is running for president as a Libertarian, just as he did 2012 when he managed to get 1.2 million votes. Regardless of his chances of a win, Johnson is reaching out to undecided Republican voters who are looking for a third-party option and are unconvinced that Donald Trump is the answer. / AFP / Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

This weekend’s Libertarian Party National Convention delivered no surprise with its nomination of former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as its nominee.

The event has come in way different than any presidential year, expect that Johnson has enough name identification and approval, coupled with Donald Trump’s negatives, to have a serious impact on the election results.

Political analyst at FiveThirtyEight, Clare Malone, is telling readers to pay close attention to Johnson’s campaign.

According to the most recent polls, Johnson is earning 10% approval among registered voters compared to a 38/35 split for Clinton and Trump respectively.

And other polls have confirmed the validity of that split, which means if the election were held tomorrow, Hillary Clinton would have Johnson to thank for the presidency.

Though there’s still plenty of game left to play with the two major party conventions this summer which will play a large role in polling numbers this fall.

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