Americans’ desire for major third party surges: Poll
Washington: A majority of Americans now say the United States needs a third major party, according to a new poll issued Friday.
Currently, 57 per cent of Americans say the two parties are not doing an adequate job of representing the American people, the Gallup’s annual Governance poll shows, noting in 2008 and 2012, less than half of Americans favored a third party. Among them, 73 per cent of independent voters, 51 per cent of Republicans and 43 per cent of Democrats favour the formation of a third party, the poll finds.
Republicans’ preference for a third party ranks among the highest Gallup has found for a partisan group, along with a 52 per cent reading among Republicans in 2013 and 50 per cent for Democrats in 2006, according to the poll. Source: Xinhua