5% of the vote? It would be impressive for Jill Stein to get 2%

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Jill Stein has a 2.1% average in recent polls. If her fans want to believe something different, fine, but they’ll be greatly disappointed with her actual vote results. Which will, of course, be attributed to vote suppression and fraud. She finished in fourth place last time with about one third of one percent of the vote. I would be impressed if she managed to break two percent this time.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2016/president/us/general_election_trump_vs_clinton_vs_johnson_vs_stein-5952.html

The last two times that four presidential candidates each received more than one percent of the vote in a US general election were in 1980 and 1948. The last time four US presidential candidates each received more than five percent of the general election vote was in 1912.

Ralph Nader was the last minor party or independent candidate to break one percent of the vote for President in 2000. The Democrats have falsely branded him and the Green Party as spoilers ever since, as an effective scare tactic to deter people from voting Green.

The record shows that when minor party candidates are included in polls, their likely vote turnout is exaggerated by the polls:

http://ropercenter.cornell.edu/none-of-the-above-polling-a…/

2016 Green Party candidate Jill Stein is in a distant fourth place, with an average of 2.1% of the vote in recent polls that included her and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, who is polling at average of 5.3%.

Five percent of the vote in the 2016 presidential election would secure millions of dollars in federal campaign funding for a political party’s 2020 presidential nominee, presuming that there is still a United States government that continues the charade of pretending to hold elections in 2020. My best bet is that Gary Johnson will fall short of the 5% threshold this year, and Jill Stein will certainly fall far short of that goal.

Real Clear Politics recent presidential polls including Johnson and Stein: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/…/general_election_trump_v…

The last two times that four presidential candidates each received more than one percent of the vote in a US general election were in 1980 and 1948. The last time four US presidential candidates each received more than five percent of the general election vote was in 1912.

In 1980, independent candidate John Anderson received 6.61% and Libertarian Ed Clark received 1.06% of the vote.

In 1948, State’s Rights Party candidate J. Strom Thurmond recieved 2.91% and Socialist candidate Henry Wallace received 2.32% of the vote.

1912:
Woodrow Wilson (Democrat): 41.83%
Theodore Roosevelt (Progressive): 22.39%
William Taft (Republican): 23.18%
Eugene Debs (Socialist): 5.99%
Eugene Chafin (Prohibition): 1.38%

http://time.com/4390199/pollsters-third-party-candidates/

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