A recent Gallup Poll shows that 60% of Americans believe we need a third party in light of the government shutdown. Only 26% of Americans think the Republican and Democratic parties are enough. After the Tea Party-engineered debacle by House Republicans, it’s safe to say, that group of right wing extremists isn’t the answer for what ails America.
The numbers reflect the highest dissatisfaction with the nation’s two political parties since Gallup first asked the question 10 years ago. Just 26% of respondents believe the Democratic and Republican parties adequately represent Americans.
Those polled that identified as Republicans and Democrats were equal in their view that a third party is needed, 52 percent and 49 percent respectively.
Here’s the chart from Gallup: