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58% Of Americans Want A Third Party

Posted By admin On September 19, 2010 @ 4:27 am In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

Jeffrey M. Jones
Gallup [1]
Sept 19, 2010

PRINCETON, NJ — Americans’ desires for a third political party are as high as they have been in seven years. Fifty-eight percent of Americans believe a third major political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic Parties do a poor job of representing the American people. That is a significant increase from 2008 and ties the high Gallup has recorded for this measure since 2003.

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The finding, based on an Aug. 27-30 USA Today/Gallup poll, comes at a time when Americans are widely dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States [2] and give relatively weak approval ratings to the president [3] and Congress [4].

Though the rise in support for a third party could be linked to the Tea Party movement, Tea Party supporters are just about average in terms of wanting to see a third party created. Sixty-two percent of those who describe themselves as Tea Party supporters would like a third major party formed, but so do 59% of those who are neutral toward the Tea Party movement. Tea Party opponents are somewhat less likely to see the need for a third party.

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[1] Gallup: http://www.gallup.com/poll/143051/Americans-Renew-Call-Third-Party.aspx

[2] widely dissatisfied with the way things are going in the United States: http://www.gallup.com/poll/141389/U.S.-Satisfaction-Steady-Down-Among-Dems.aspx

[3] the president: http://www.gallup.com/poll/142991/Obama-Weekly-Job-Approval-Average-Improves.aspx

[4] Congress: http://www.gallup.com/poll/141827/Low-Approval-Congress-Not-Budging.aspx

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[7] Twenty-seven Percent of Americans support the Tea Party: http://www.prisonplanet.com/twenty-seven-percent-of-americans-support-the-tea-party.html

[8] Amid Surging Fear of Big Government, Americans Say Third Party Needed: http://www.prisonplanet.com/amid-surging-fear-of-big-government-americans-say-third-party-needed.html

[9] Most Americans Uncertain About “Occupy Wall Street” Goals: http://www.prisonplanet.com/most-americans-uncertain-about-occupy-wall-street-goals.html

[10] Record-High 40% of Americans Identify as Independents in ’11: http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-high-40-of-americans-identify-as-independents-in-11.html

[11] 41%: Obama’s Approval Drops to Lowest Level in Gallup Poll Since 2011: http://www.prisonplanet.com/41-obamas-approval-drops-to-lowest-level-in-gallup-poll-since-2011.html

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