According to a new Gallup Poll, 61% of Americans think a major third party is needed, with Independent voters being the biggest proponents for the change.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Nearly twice as many Americans today think a third major party is needed in the U.S. as say the existing parties do an adequate job of representing the American people. The 61% who contend that a third party is needed is technically the highest Gallup has recorded, although similar to the 57% to 60% holding this view since 2013. Barely a third, 34%, think the Republican and Democratic parties suffice.
Of course, when it comes to voting day, suddenly voting third party is a “waste of a vote,” but at least people want things to change.
They just need to be given confidence that things can change before they are willing to start making steps in a new direction.