CNN poll shows Jill Stein climbing into the race

Stein at remarkable 2% versus Obama, Romney, Johnson

In a new CNN/ORC poll released Monday afternoon, a remarkable 2% of registered voters said they would vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein over Barack Obama, Mitt Romney or Libertarian Gary Johnson for president of the United States.  Based on the number of total voters in 2008, 2% of voters in the upcoming election could equal approximately 2.4 million people.  The Jill Stein / Cheri Honkala ticket expects to be on the ballot in 40 states come November, with 85% of Americans seeing their names on the ballot.

“People are starting to realize that they have a choice in the upcoming election, and that choice includes a presidential candidate who is not a pawn of Wall Street,” said Stein.  “Voters want a Green New Deal for America and Cheri Honkala and I are offering that.”

Earlier this month the Stein campaign bought over $150,000 worth of airtime on cable TV nationally and in select markets across the country to run this controversial ad.  In the ad Stein calls for a revolution and says that what we don’t need is:  “pandering irresponsible bullshit that passes itself off as campaigning.  I can’t believe I just said that, but that’s how I feel,” she says.

Stein, a medical doctor who once ran against Mitt Romney for Governor of Massachusetts, is proposing a Green New Deal for America that will create 25 million jobs, end unemployment, and transition our country to a green economy. Her proposals will also guarantee public higher education and Medicare for all, break up the big banks, and end corporate domination of elections.

Running mate Cheri Honkala is the National Coordinator for the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign, one of the country’s largest multi-racial, inter-generational movements led by the poor and homeless. Compelled by her own experience as a homeless, single mom, Honkala has spent nearly three decades working directly alongside the poor to build the movement to end poverty, and has organized tens of thousands of people to take action via marches, demonstrations and tent cities.

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