Libertarian candidates Gary Johnson and Bill Weld make their case to voters during CNN Town Hall

Posted at 10:21 AM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 10:21:43-04

(CNN NEWSOURCE) The Libertarian Party nominees for president and vice president are making their case to the American people.

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson and his running mate, former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld spoke Wednesday night at a CNN Town Hall.

They say their ticket is an option for disillusioned voters who support neither Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump.

"If either Trump or Clinton are elected that, uh, things will be more polarized than ever. Neither side is going to get along with the other and what if you elect a couple of former Republican governors, two-term, re-elected, running as Libertarians... what if you elect them as president and vice presidents calling out both sides?" said Johnson.

Johnson wants to secure a spot in the presidential debates alongside the Republican and Democratic nominees.

But for that to happen, he'll have to secure support from at least 15-percent of voters in national polls.

According to a Fox News survey released Wednesday Clinton has widened her lead over Trump since the conventions have ended, 49-percent to 39-percent.

If you include Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson then Clinton leads 44-percent to Trump's 35-percent with Johnson claiming 12-percent.