Thanks to recent major media exposure, Jill Stein's "haven't heard enough" numbers are now all below 80%. On one level, celebrating that development is pretty laughable. On a different one, it's huge news.
The latest Quinnipiac University national poll shows Stein at 4%, about the same percentage she got from QU at the end of June. The latest figures bring Stein's Real Clear Politics average up again: Over the past week, she has upticked from 3.0% to 3.6% on RCP.
As influential as the big 24-hour news networks may be, at any given time, generally about 1% of America's population is actually watching CNN, MSNBC, or Fox News. That includes all the people stuck in airport departure lounges. Even if every non-Green who watched Stein's CNN Town Hall appearance last Wednesday were instantly converted, it wouldn't make a huge difference in her polling numbers.
But factor in everyone who linked to the video on their various social media outlets and blogs, and now at least a lot more American voters know who Jill Stein is. That was not the case in June: two months ago, 88% of respondents did not know enough about Stein to form an opinion of her.
Other noteworthy findings from this sample population:
Do yourself a favor and read the whole result document—or at least read until your eyes glaze over (as mine began to about page 11).
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