I agree that the 1% polling number is likely a big, fat lie; and, I'd watch the debate if Stein were included. If Stein were included in the debate(s), I think it's a no-brainer that her popularity would increase dramatically, maybe even soar.
But, as it is, I've had the same concern that was voiced by one commenter, John V. Walsh, of the article that I linked to above, who remarked, "First I spent many years working with the Green Party and Jill Stein in MA. I stopped because I reluctantly concluded they were going nowhere. Everything is much too PC, and they are unable to connect with theaverage American voter..."
I'd really like to vote for Stein to get her numbers to 5%; so, she'd automatically qualify for increased funding; but, I'm concerned, if Hillary becomes POTUS, whether we will have another four years to bide our time until the next election. As explained in A Russian Warning, an all-out nuclear war with Russia would likely end with the total annihilation of the U.S.A. in about one hour's time; and, I'm unwilling to take that chance.