Troy, MI – Perry Johnson, Republican candidate for president and second place finisher in Turning Point USA’s Action Summit straw poll, has earned 1 percent of support in a Monmouth University poll released on Tuesday, another indicator that Johnson is on a path to making the first August RNC debate stage.

Johnson beat out other establishment candidates in the field and is within clear shot of former Vice President Mike Pence.

This latest poll proves his political outsider status and Two-Cents Plan continue to resonate with and be taken seriously by voters when pollsters choose to include him in their surveys. 

Johnson said, “Engaging in retail politics is the crux of my campaign.

I’ve traveled across Iowa and New Hampshire non-stop since I announced my candidacy in March, hosting and attending more than 100 events across both states, and have witnessed firsthand how my Two-Cents Plan to solve our nation’s debt and inflation crisis has resonated with American families.”

“As the only candidate with a tangible economic plan, voters and caucus-goers are eager to show their support when my name is included as an option.

I am well on my way to meeting donor thresholds and firmly believe I’ll be on the August debate stage as long as I’m given a fair shot in the polls.”

The Monmouth poll was an open-ended survey allowing poll participants to list their preferred candidates rather than choosing from a predetermined list. This method and result indicate two things: 1. Pollster bias is impacting presidential polling. 2. Perry Johnson is in a stronger position than national media outlets and pollsters are giving him credit for.

Polling firms are doing a disservice to the American people by arbitrarily excluding Perry Johnson’s name on presidential candidate surveys.

Johnson’s campaign operation includes staff with decades of political and presidential campaign experience, an aggressive early state and national advertising strategy, and extensive operations in Iowa and New Hampshire. Johnson also remains the only candidate with an actual plan to solve Joe Biden’s debt and inflation crisis and restore the American Dream.

Perry Johnson is a proud American businessman, entrepreneur and author from Michigan who has founded over 80 successful companies worldwide. A pioneer on international quality control standards, Johnson has written several books helping companies improve and obtain their quality control certifications.

Most recently, he wrote Two Cents To Save America, a book outlining a plan to cut two cents off of every dollar in federal discretionary spending to end inflation and solve the debt crisis.