(October 18 – 25)
WSGW OnLine Poll: Third Political Party
Is now finally the time for a successful third political party, or at least, a presidential candidate not Republican or Democrat?
According to a Gallup poll, 63% of adults agree the Republican and Democratic parties do “such a poor job” of representing the American people that “a third major party is needed.”
Over the past two decades, majorities have typically agreed that a third party is needed. This is the highest percentage since Gallup first asked the question in 2003.
Political independents are most likely to favor a third party with 75% expressing this view.
Republicans poll at 58%. Democrats at 46%.
POLL QUESTION: Would you support a third party candidate or at least a candidate not Republican or Democrat?
I would support a third party candidate – 44%
It doesn’t have to be an official third party, I would support any candidate not Republican or Democrat – 18%
I will support the Democratic candidate – 6%
I will support the Republican candidate – 25%
I’m Not Sure – 7%