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.
A 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]