Ken Bone leads Green Party’s Stein in Florida presidential polls

Ken Bone, whose thoughtful question to debate participants Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton Sunday, Oct. 9, fueled a meteoric rise online, is now polling ahead of Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein in Florida.

Public Policy Polling survey released Friday shows Bone earned four percent of the vote in Florida as a hypothetical independent candidate, besting Stein’s one percent, but trailing Libertarian Gary Johnson by one percentage point.

Clothed in his now-iconic red sweater, Bone captivated the attention of the nation when he steered clear of controversy and gently asked the pair of presidential candidates a question related to their energy policy.

The Belleville, Ill., resident and self-described “Somewhat reluctant, undecided, cuddly internet political faceman” is employed at a coal-fired power plant in Lively Grove, Ill., and is not a candidate for president.

According to RealClear Politics, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton leads in an average of the latest four-way national polls with 45 percent support, compared to just under 40 percent for Trump, six percent for Johnson and two percent for Stein.

In four-way Florida polls, Clinton has a 3.5 point advantage over Trump, 46 to 42.5 percent.

 

[The Hill] [RealClear Politics] [Photo courtesy CNN via Daily Wire]