There is some activity on Twitter to indicate that the Johnson campaign may have a breakthrough in getting their candidate included in a poll:
@ppppollsThis seems an odd remark; given that in a CNN poll a fortnight ago, he was even with Cain and ahead of Huntsman, and Santorum. Had he been included in any of the debates his profile would have been higher and the result better. CNN has now excluded him from its polls. He is a candidate who offers a change from the ‘more of the same’ crowd:
We're adding Gary Johnson to our primary polls to replace Sarah Palin. He and Huntsman can duke it out for 8th place.
Given the current mood in the US favoring smaller government less regulation and fiscal restraint, Johnson seems well placed to catch the imagination of the voters. He is a successful two term Governor of New Mexico, renowned for use of the veto, both on bills and line items, who left the office with the budget in surplus and having never raised taxes.
He is a guy who has real world experience behind him, having established and grown an incredibly successful business from the ground up. He therefore understands how economics works from experience in the marketplace and dealing with real people in a competitive environment, rather than in political theory classes.
The greatest asset he brings to the table is that he has a proven track record of defeating Democrats in a blue state. Both of his successful campaigns were won against the odds in a state where Dems outnumber Republicans by three to one. Unlike Romney who won Massachusetts by becoming indistinguishable from a Democrat, Johnson was a true small government fiscal conservative Republican.
In a situation where an incumbent has to be defeated, this is a massive quality to have onboard.