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Third-Party Exit Poll Results: How Are Gary Johnson & Jill Stein Polling in the Election?

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 12:  A sign encouraging supporters to vote hangs at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on October 12, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clinton, who will return to Las Vegas for the final presidential debate on October 19, continues to campaign against her Republican opponent Donald Trump with less than one month to go before Election Day.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

How are third parties doing in exit polls? (Getty)

Early exit polls from a new election data service called VoteCastr are already out, and can give third-party supporters a glimpse into how candidates like Jill Stein and Gary Johnson are faring so far. As other exit poll results are released, we’ll be updating the information here. So far, Gary Johnson is doing very well in exit polls, bringing in over 5 percent, even as high as 8 percent. Jill Stein is showing about 1 percent across the board. Write-in votes for Bernie Sanders and results for Evan McMullin haven’t shown up yet in exit polls, at the time of publication.

Exit polls aren’t always reliable, but they can give you an idea of what voters are thinking on election day. Polls that predict an election’s outcome should be viewed cautiously, since the polls aren’t typically ran scientifically and may just consist of a table set up outside a polling location. VoteCastr is new this year and bucking the trends, partnering with Slate to project real-time results for seven key states throughout the day, plus mailed-in ballots counted before election day in Colorado.

According to VoteCastr’s current models at the time of publication, here’s how the third party candidates are faring in each state. To see how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are doing in exit polls, please see Heavy’s story here.


Gary Johnson Exit Poll Results

Johnson early exit

Johnson is polling as high as 8 percent in exit polls. (Getty)

These are VoteCastr’s projections as of 2:15 p.m. Eastern:

  • Colorado – 8.2 percent
  • Florida – 3.9 percent
  • Iowa – 6.9 percent
  • New Hampshire – 7.4 percent
  • Nevada – 6.3 percent
  • Ohio – 6.4 percent
  • Pennsylvania – 4.5 percent
  • Wisconsin – 5.6 percent

Jill Stein Exit Poll Results

jill stein exit polls

Jill Stein is polling around 1 percent in current early exit polls. (Getty)

These are VoteCastr’s projections as of 2:15 p.m. Eastern:

  • Florida – 1.0 percent
  • Colorado – .9 percent
  • Iowa – 1.0 percent
  • New Hampshire – 1.0 percent
  • Nevada – 1.0 percent
  • Ohio – 1.0 percent
  • Pennsylvania – 1.0 percent
  • Wisconsin – 1.0 percent

To learn more about exit polls, please read Heavy’s story below:

Clinton vs. Trump: What Exit Polls Are Saying on Presidential Election Day

Exit polls are starting to come in on 2016 presidential election day. Here's what they say.

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