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Gallup: 60% of Americans Want a New Political Party. But, Why?

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by poncho, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    Eric Zuesse

    A Gallup poll issued on September 25th is headlined “Majority in U.S. Maintain Need for Third Major Party,” and it opens: “A majority of Americans, 60%, say a third major political party is needed because the Republican and Democratic parties ‘do such a poor job’ of representing the American people.”

    When Gallup started polling on this matter in 2003, only 40% wanted a different major party from the two existing major parties.

    The only other time when as high as 60% wanted a new major party was in October 2013, when the government shut down — something that now threatens to repeat. No other period had a percentage this high.

    Continue . . . http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/09/gallup-60-of-americans-want-a-new-political-party-but-why.html
  2. 777

    777 Well-Known Member
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    Nov 25, 2006
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    This is no surprise, both of the major two political parties in the US are corrupt and non-representative of the American people. Major reform of the Democratic and GOP parties would render the need for a third party unnecessary.