Amer­i­cans’ de­sire for ma­jor third party surges: Poll

Fiji Sun - - World News -

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

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