Majority of Americans Support Creating a Third Party

From Townhall:

With the recent government shutdown it’s no surprise that many Americans are dissatisfied with the government. But in a recent poll from Gallup, it seems clear that the disapproval has reached a new level.

It is well known that the American government is based in a two-party system, but it now it looks like many are not so sure that is the best way to go. 60 percent of Americans now say they would support the formation of the third party. Democrats and Republicans are no longer cutting it. Since Gallup began asking this question 10 years ago, this is the highest percentage they have measured. Only 26 percent believe the two major parties are accurately representing their constituents.

Since the shutdown began we saw a rise in negative opinions of the parties, so it is no surprise that when given the option of a third party, many Americans are willing to look into that option. And this is not even a party specific finding. Both Democrats and Republicans are equally likely to see a third party as a good alternative; however, independents are much more likely to think a third party is necessary.

Clearly the dissatisfaction over the government shutdown is affecting several different areas of the American political spectrum. Perhaps this would be a good choice in order to avoid this kind of situation happening again in the future.

(hat-tip Buck)


This is no surprise.  The minority of Americans that are paying attention know in reality that there is only one party.  The GOP had better wake up real quick and embrace their base and party platform before they find themselves like the Whigs.  We have attempted to purge the GOP for the last 30 years of RINOs to no avail.  The GOP has institutionalized the marginalization of Constitutionalists with their own ranks with the help of the Left.

The problem of course is that a third party will likely result in the likes of BJ Clinton, as in ’92 when Ross Perot got into the fray and messed up the shell game.

Can we afford such a gamble?  Can we afford not to?

~ Hardnox

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23 Responses to Majority of Americans Support Creating a Third Party

  1. Buck says:

    Yeah we can afford it. And every year and every race the RINOs insist on putting up a Democrat lite candidate.

  2. Clyde says:

    We cannot afford to NOT try it. With the help of the hapless RINO’s that form the majority of the PSP today, I see NO other choice. Bastards are WORSE than the damn democrats. We KNOW the leftist democrats want to screw up the nation as founded, the damned repubs are hell-bent to HELP them.

  3. BrianR says:

    Well, as you said, the reality is that there’s effectively only ONE party right now: the Big-Government Party.

    The GOP is so damned scared of bad press — as if they’ll EVER get any other kind from the leftist media — that they don’t have the balls God gave mosquitos.

  4. Kathy says:

    We’ve already got other parties in the Libertarians, Independents, etc, so maybe we just need to find the best fit and move. It would have to be a massive move in order to give it teeth, or like you say, we would end up with another Ross Perot election.

    The Republicans need to realize that all the in-ranks bickering is running off voters; they should support Cruz, instead of attacking him.

    • Hardnox says:

      My guess is that it will take the public exposure of massive voter fraud in 2014 and the R’s inability or unwillingness to challenge it for a bunch of the real Conservatives to jump ship. Once that happens a viable third party will be born.

  5. myfoxmystere says:

    We need courageous people to stand up, such as Ted Cruz, Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Tim Donnelly, John Moorlach, Ed Royce, Dana Rohrabacher and Elizabeth Emken. I’ve met and chatted with 4 of them: Ed Royce, Dana Rohrabacher, Elizabeth Emken and John Moorlach. All of them stand on principle, and refuse to cave in. I’d like to see Elizabeth Emken knock Barbara Boxer out of the Senate, and either John Moorlach or Tim Donnelly become California’s next Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Moonbeam and Gaffing Gavin Newsom are the dumb and dumber team, while Feinstein and Boxer are Thelma and Louise.

  6. Let Phoenix rise from the ashes~! But the creation of the ashes is going to be hell on Earth.

  7. Bullright says:

    Sorry about that, oops
    Those numbers and attitudes speak loud and clear, for themselves.
    [Okay,,, we’re fed up with the ‘Publicans and the Deminkrats – Talk is cheap, and action is decisive,,, What’s it gonna be???
    The TEA party needs to become a valiant, viable alternative, OR, to give birth to something in its image.
    I have NO idea, really, why with all the information out there, Congress is so wimpy and cowardly to act.
    The actions of this past week-end in D.C. are grounds for censure, if not outright impeachment for “Misdemeanors” ~! ]
    Well, I don’t know. But I bet those numbers got someone’s attention — or a lot of someones. I agree the grounds are there…. for something.

  8. Garnet92 says:

    This quandary is, as the British say, a “sticky wicket.” At what point do we go “balls to the wall” for a new party? We can’t wait until victory is “assured.” Personally, I thought that “victory was assured” in 2012, but I was wrong. I’m interested to see what happens in 2014. If we can take the Senate and keep the House, we will be in much better shape to blunt Obama’s remaining two years and have two years to push for someone (like Cruz, etc.) to gain steam. I know I’ll be ready to vote for a 3rd party candidate if he/she has even an outside chance of winning.

    • Hardnox says:

      Victory assured? I thought so too but Ii never would have guessed at the amount of voter fraud. I agree will still stand a chance at taking the Senate and keeping the House but that’s a long way off and voters have but a 6 week memory.

  9. Buck says:

    Well, Garnet, like I said, a third party can tell the GOP, “Okay, you can’t win without us. You put up a candidate we can get behind or we will put up another Perot and you’ll be SOL another 4.
    But don’t just say it in the POTUS election. Say it in ALL elections.

  10. Terry says:

    “Can we risk it ?”
    Well, at this point :
    What Difference Does It Make ?