The 4% figure complements this week's NBC News/SurveyMonkey results. Stein maintains a 5% standing on NBC/SM, which uses much larger sample sizes and thus attains a smaller margin of error. The two polls differ widely on Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, who earns 11% on NBC/SM and a mere 6% on PPP.
In its ethnographic breakdown, PPP's Hispanic respondents went 6% for Stein; African Americans, 5%; Whites, 3%; and Others, 13%.
That "Other" category appears to be more open to voting outside the duopoly: Others also went 12% for Johnson. Among African Americans, Johnson is actually polling close to 0% lower than Trump's 3% and the 12% undecided.
Evan McMullin, whose name likely won't appear on ballots in most states, gets 1% overall. It will be interesting to see if his votes spoil a potential Trump victory in a swing state.
Of course, PPP's inclusion of one or more smart-ass questions in its surveys has become its trademark. This time out, there are more than a dozen, including favorability face-offs between Donald Trump and:
- Junk Mail
- Duke University
- Middle Seats on Airplanes
- Bubonic Plague
- Personal Injury Lawyers
- Ryan Lochte
- Public Restrooms
- People Who Leave Voicemails in the Year 2016 (guilty!)
There is also a question on favoring or opposing building a wall along the Atlantic Ocean to keep out Muslim immigrants. 18% of all respondents support that proposal, and 13% answered "not sure." These are probably the same 18% who believe that ACORN (may it rest in peace) will steal the election for Hillary Clinton.
Real Clear Politics accompanies its listing of PPP with a (D) because PPP is by its own admission a Democratic company. That bias takes nothing away from the accuracy of PPP's predictions.