Stein outpolls several high-profile Democrats and Republicans in IVN poll

An Independent Voters Network online survey on the 2016 presidential campaign found Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein at 4.8%, in 10th place in a field of 21 candidates. Stein was the only candidate from an alternative party included in the poll.

IVN notes that Jeb Bush, “despite a high-name ID, only received 1.6%, which is far less” than Stein. Stein also outpolled Democrats Lincoln Chafee, Martin O’Malley, and Jim Webb; and Republicans Chris Christie, Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, George Pataki, Marco Rubio, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker.

IVN said that “a total of 5,059 respondents participated in the survey. IVN used an approval voting method, which allows voters to choose as many candidates as they want.” Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump led the survey overall.

The survey also asked participants for their overall party preference. While 35.6% answered none, 18.0% said the Democrats, 15.4% the Libertarians, 14.7% the Republicans, 8.0% the Green Party, and 7.8% other parties.


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