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AirTalk politics 2016: Clinton's health, should third party candidates be in the debates and more




Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson (R) speaks to moderator Richard Lui (L) of MSNBC during a 2016 Presidential Election Forum.
Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson (R) speaks to moderator Richard Lui (L) of MSNBC during a 2016 Presidential Election Forum.
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A new poll shows 76 percent of voters want third party candidates like Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein represented in the upcoming televised presidential debates.

While a candidate must obtain 15 percent in the polls to make the debate stage, many voters are clamoring for better third party representation, given the divisiveness of the Democratic and Republican candidates. According to RealClearPolitics 4-way poll average, Gary Johnson is coming in around 9 percent and Jill Stein around 3. That said, Johnson’s gaffe on Thursday during an MSNBC interview in which he appeared to be unfamiliar with the humanitarian crisis in Aleppo, Syria (or even what Aleppo is, for that matter) will certainly not help his chances of getting the green light to debate Clinton and Trump.

We’ll also take a look at the latest from California’s Senate race and the debate over whether Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez will debate each other (it looks like they finally will) and try and make some sense of California’s 224-page voter guide.

And Hillary Clinton's stumble after a 9/11 memorial leads to questions about her health. 

Guests:

Mary Plummer, KPCC senior politics reporter

Cenk Uygur, founder and CEO of The Young Turks Network; he tweets @cenkuygur

Lanhee Chen, research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and former policy director for the Romney-Ryan 2012 presidential campaign; he tweets @lanheechen