ONLY FLIRTING WITH A THIRD PARTY
Many of us may like the idea of a third party, but that may not translate into much come election day. A new Gallup poll finds that 57 percent of Americans say a third political party “is needed”; that includes 51 percent of Republicans, 73 percent of independents and 43 percent of Democrats. But there’s a catch.
“Only about one in 10 voters currently saying they will vote for a third-party candidate, Americans’ appetite for a third party may not be as great as they say it is,” reports Gallup analyst Justin McCarthy.