2-party system is a downward spiral. Let's #BreakThe2PartyTrap. 5% this year makes @GreenPartyUS a contender in 2020; cast a #StrategicVote!— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) November 6, 2016
Contrary to mindless cliches, your Green vote doesn't help the GOP or Democrats. You can take out two bags of trash at once. #VoteGreen2016— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) November 6, 2016
57% of US want more parties. 5% makes @GreenPartyUS a new major party. Cast a smart #StrategicVote to get us to 5% & #BreakThe2PartyTrap!— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) November 5, 2016
Spread the word: 5% of the popular vote would qualify @GreenPartyUS for millions in public funds & ballot lines around the country.— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) November 4, 2016
We're close to 5% in some polls, even when they don't poll millennials. Earning 5% would mean millions in funding for 2020. #GreenTownHall— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) October 12, 2016
Just 5% of the vote in 2016 gets the Green Party national funding that can be used to keep building our non-corporate, progressive party.— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) April 29, 2016
This claim is false on two grounds:
1) She has never been at 5% in the national polls. She came into the race with a solid 4% but has drifted down to about
2) Her poll ratings are not reflected in actual votes. Not even close. In 2012, she was running a steady 4% in the polls, but on election day she received only 0.36% of the popular vote. In other words, more than 9 out of 10 voters who toll pollsters that they favored Jill Stein, either voted for someone else on election day or they didn't vote at all. The reason for this disparity is that while many progressives like to show their colors when talking to pollsters, they aren't really buying the Green Party line and throwing away their vote on election day. On Friday, Harvard Business Review published a report on how polls over estimate support for third-party candidates. This analysis has "Stein showing negligible levels of support from voters."
When Greens achieve over 5% of the vote in 2016, we will receive national funding to keep building the non-corporate party of the people.— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) May 11, 2016
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