A new Gallup poll shows that 62% of Americans would like to see a 3rd party come to fruition. Gallup polled 906 Americans and looked at a variety of things including party affiliation, party approval, and the idea of a 3rd party. More on the poll from The Daily Caller:
The poll surveyed 906 adults between January 29 and February 2 and found that 62 percent of survey participants think that the Republican and Democrat “parties do such a poor job representing the American people that a third party is needed.” Gallup began recording third-party support in 2003, and the previous high point for third-party support, 61 percent, came in September 2017.
Furthermore 50 percent of participants self-identified as Independents, by far the highest mark recorded by Gallup, with Republicans and Democrats evenly splitting the remaining 50 percent. Both parties also received negative approval ratings, with 48 percent approving of the Democrat party and just 37 responding favorably of the Republican party.
A “MAGA Patriot Party” filed with the Federal Election Commission in late January, but the office of former President Donald Trump denied any affiliation with the group’s organizers. (RELATED: Trump Campaign Disavows The New MAGA Patriot Party)
Want for a 3rd party is at an all-time high as many Americans feel as if the Democrats and Republicans are unable to do anything substantial. Although historically 3rd parties have failed to gain any traction, now may be the time one actually succeeds.