A Gallup study released on Monday shows American support for a third political party is at an all-time high.
Elected Republicans and Democrats beware: According to a new study by Gallup, voters believe “parties do such a poor job representing the American people that a third party is needed.” In fact, just 33 percent of Americans believe the current political representatives are doing even an “adequate” job serving their most essential purpose. In an additional record, 50 percent of those polled call themselves independent voters, as opposed to members of either side.
Gallup’s most recent results come from poll data collected between January 21 and February 2. Overall, 37 percent of the population feels positive about the GOP, while 48 percent approve of the Democratic Party. The desire for an alternative to either side of the aisle has grown from Gallup’s initial research in 2003 and held by the majority of voters since 2012.
While independent voters have consistently held this opinion in the past, Republicans are now almost as likely to support the idea. In September 2020, just 40 percent of Republicans wanted to see a th… (Read more)