60% of Americans Want a Third Party Candidate for 2016

Americans Are Disgusted By Both Republican and Democratic Parties

Famed trend forecaster Gerald Celente predicted in 2009 that a third party presidential candidate could win in 2012.

It obviously didn’t  happen.  But could a third party win in 2016?

Poll after poll shows that both mainstream parties are deeply unpopular with the American people.

Poll after poll shows that the American people are disgusted with the core policies of both the mainstream Democrats and Republican parties, which help the fatcats while hurting the little guy.

Polls show that Congress is less popular than dog poop, toenail fungus, hemorrhoids,  cockroaches, lice, root canals, colonoscopies, traffic jams, used car salesmen, Genghis Khan, Communism, North Korea, BP during the Gulf Oil Spill, Nixon during Watergate or King George during the American Revolution.

60% of Americans want to throw all of the bums in Congress – including their own representatives – out in the next election.

The government as a whole doesn’t fare much better. Gallup reports:

Eighteen percent of Americans are satisfied with the way the nation is being governed, down 14 percentage points from the 32% recorded last month before the partial government shutdown began. This is the lowest government satisfaction rating in Gallup’s history of asking the question dating back to 1971.

Trend: Americans' Satisfaction With the Way the Nation Is Being Governed

A poll by Associated Press  and GfK shows that people are disgusted with both parties’ handling of the “government shutdown”:

Americans are finding little they like about President Barack Obama or either political party ….

The AP-GfK poll finds few people approve of the way the president is handling most major issues and most people say he’s not decisive, strong, honest, reasonable or inspiring.


Large majorities of those surveyed finding little positive to say about Democrats. The negatives are even higher for the Republicans across the board, with 4 out of 5 people describing the GOP as unlikeable and dishonest and not compassionate, refreshing, inspiring or innovative.

And second Gallup poll shows that 60% of Americans think we need a third party:

Amid the government shutdown, 60% of Americans say the Democratic and Republicans parties do such a poor job of representing the American people that a third major party is needed. That is the highest Gallup has measured in the 10-year history of this question. A new low of 26% believe the two major parties adequately represent Americans.

Trend: Perceived Need for a Third Major U.S. Political Party


Republicans, Democrats Equally Likely to See Need for Third Party

Republicans (52%) and Democrats (49%) are similar in their perceptions that a third party is needed. In fact, this marks the first time that a majority of either party’s supporters have said a third party is needed.

Trend: Support for a Third Major U.S. Political Party, by Political Party Affiliation

The two-party system has become nothing but a scripted beauty contest between two sides of the same coin.

As Dylan Ratigan notes:

We have a crisis in our dependence on two corrupted political parties, each paid to perpetuate a mass extraction on behalf of those that finance them in unique and sordid ways.


[In the Internet era,] what is to stop five or ten political aspirants from running in open primaries using transparent financing, absent any political party whatsoever? What indeed, other than blatant stonewalling and subterfuge by the men and women of our two dominant parties who have established a ruling class in a nation that certainly doesn’t want one and absolutely doesn’t need one?

But isn’t the American system by definition a two-party system … warts and all?

No … in fact, the Founding Fathers tried to warn us about the threat from a two-party system.


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  • Tonto

    Ellen Brown! She’s published twelve books on how to run the economy so we call can end the wars and conquer poverty! None of us will ever have to work again! Ellen says, we can just print money and we’ll all get rich enough we won’t ever have to work a nick!

    Well, Hell! Who’s not for never having to work again? Call the party the Econobaters! Public banking and microcredit schemes will rule the land and make us all fabulously rich. It will be an easy billion for everyone. Utopia? Hell, a country run by Queen Ellen Brown will be the very cornucopia of Utopia.

    I hear a song in those words. The very cornucopia of Utopia! Nah. Too corny.

  • Big M

    These idiots don’t realize that voting is the problem in the first place, especially in so-called “federal” elections. The entire system is rigged. You would never be able to get a third-party candidate into a position of any real meaning, and even if you could, their agenda would be DOA. If there is a solution at all, it’s to withdraw all support, consent, and money from this banana republic charade. If this is supposed to be a “free” country, why do many Americans have a peasant’s need to grovel before “leaders” in the first place?

    Does nobody see the absurdity of the phrase “Leader of the Free World?”

    • SecedeNow

      Well said! As for me, I have long advocated secession. It’s about the only way we could rid ourselves of our corrupt gov. The problem is, most people won’t even lift a voting lever against the duopoly let alone consider seceding from it, so until more people wake up and smell the corruption and vote rigging, there is little we can do….for now.

    • M42

      No more absurd than calling our country a democracy or free country.

  • Seriously try a

  • Don’t worry: the 1% foreign & domestic have this covered already:


  • Voluntarist

    Ventura/Stern 2016?

    • david95

      I’ll take Ventura, you can keep Stern. 🙂

  • Richard

    There is a good party, Libertarian, Gary Johnson ran in 2012. But the real problem is that people have always told me, “If they had a chance of winning, I would vote for them”. I tell these people, “Well vote for a third party and they would win”, These same people stare at me and say nothing, because I am right.

    • justsomeguy05

      Or Green. Or Constitution. Or Justice party. In the 2012 Presidential election all 4 parties (including Libertarian) had reasonable candidates relative to their philosophies. But 98.5 % of voters voted D or R. As they always do. And then complain.

      • SPQRUSA

        99% of voters are directly or indirectly feed by the DR machine. How would you expect them to ever vote against their interest? You have a bought and paid electorate – why would you expect your government to not also be bought and paid by the same criminal syndicate? We are not complaining anymore – we are withdrawing consent at all levels. Educating others on how to truly withdraw consent is considered a terrisst act.

      • SecedeNow

        I find it beyond ironic that Congress has had a below 20% approval rating for awhile, yet the people keep voting in the same two parties that comprise congress. It’s Einstein’s definition of insanity incarnate.

    • Yep. But they called us kooks.

    • FedUp65

      This is so true. People say this crap all the time, and it pisses me off. People have the ability to change the government and congress with votes, but they just fucking go with whats mainstream -_- republicans and democrats keep fucking us over again and again so why do people keep voting for them? Because theyre popular? Dumbass reason ugh.

    • david95

      I voted for Gary in 2012. I started voting 3rd party in 2008, voting for Chuck Baldwin since Ron Pual endorsed him.

    • Seth A. Yellin

      I voted for him in 2012 when Ron Paul stupidly dropped out. He’s too much to the right so I’m going for Jill now.

      :'( #SteinBarak206 <3 #LOL to these pictures! Legalise #cannabis.
      Fuck fascism. Fuck genocide. Fuck firearms. Fuck oil. Fuck lies.
      #HillaryForPrison #ImNotWithHer #America #Voting #xD #Russia2045 #VenusProject #Orbs.


      Only 9% of Americans voted for either Killary Shillary Miserably Killton or Donald Dump Lump:

  • Marshall Ward

    The US doesn’t need a Third Party. It needs a preferential voting system:


    Pick whichever one you want, any one of them is more responsive than “First Past the Post” style elections.

    • M42

      America needs not to have any political parties. Let the candidates run on original ideas, not party swill.

  • Zaytsev

    Apparently it wasn’t enough for the Founders to warn us of a two-party false dichotomy; they forgot to idiot proof the system by instituting proportional representation and the Westminster system. Though I can’t blame them for wanting to differentiate the country from a system they had just fought to be rid of.

  • Clayguy61

    George Washington warned us of the dangers of political parties and Madison created our Constitutional framework to protect us from factions but the Founders created the electoral college. We cannot have any viable tihird party with electoral college at least for President Here in AZ we have lots of Libertarian candidates but they win local and state but no Federal elections, people may want third parties but in secret vote for one of the two parties.

  • Daniel Lewis

    If anyone lives in Tennessee or knows folks that live in Tennessee, please consider promoting Tennesseans for Ballot Access Reform https://www.facebook.com/groups/freedomact/ Currently the Tennessee legislature is refusing to even discuss the issue of changing ballot access laws, unless they are ordered to do so by a judge. Tennessee has the 7th most restrictive ballot access laws in America.

  • Robthe1st

    How about a Centrist Party? We need someone who is more of a middle-winger. Check out this site on the facebook:


    Maybe the GOP politicians and the candidates should dump their own far right-wing party and join the centrist, so they can agree on some social issues like everybody support!

    • Thedude67111

      How about a Centrist Party

      that would be the Libertarians

      • M42

        No, that would be the Reform Party or the Modern Whig Party. The Libertarians are just Republicans who don’t care about social issues.

        • mistercomposer

          I can’t speak for all libertarians, but I have to say that as libertarian, I am actually further to the left of Bernie Sanders. I believe anyone has the right to do pretty much whatever the hell he wants, as long as it doesn’t negatively impact others. I am against all bans on protest, profanity, pornography, untraditional marriage. I am totally against any criminalization for abortion, taking illegal drugs, and even running a dog ring. It doesn’t sound like any Republican I’ve ever met.


      So a centrist fascist wing of the DR mob to give the semblance of newness?

    • justsomeguy05

      That would be the Democrats, but tribalists will never believe it. In fact Obama worships Reagan and has taken consistently conservative positions on nearly every issue. The DLC Democrats of today are essentially the Republicans of a generation ago. Traditional mainstream Republicans should now vote Democrat or Libertarian, Traditional mainstream Democrats should now vote Green.

  • Henry Patrick

    Duverger’s Law.

  • Chris

    These guys.

  • Alexander

    Well the problem is that Americans lets the media pick their government for them. They don’t pay attention to any other candidates, only the one’s on TV; which are the Democrats and Republicans.

    Polls are balderdash anyways. 60% of Americans are not in support of third parties. A small chunk of that 60% will vote for third party candidate or independent. Most of them will not vote at all and then complain about the “sheep” on various social media websites. Excuse me but you do realize that most of those “sheep” are strict tribesmen and women and will vote for their tribe no matter but in fact they might represent a minority I the country while the rest of you refuse to vote or even worse pick between the lesser of tow evils.

    That’s why America and the world is so fucked up. We could have had Ron Paul and/or Dennis Kucinich if people had functioning brains in this country.

    But on a larger and more accurate level, we can blame the education however the stupid fruits it produces is the result. How the hell are we to educate these hapless morons to vote their conscious instead of the two choices the media gives them?

  • Adrian Leigh Everett


    Vote Third Party to kill off the The Republicans and Democrats !!

  • Adrian Leigh Everett

    If someone tells you your Third Party Vote was wasted tell them right back “One vote more for Freedom and Liberty !”


    The obvious is rarely stated – the D & R mobs have enough players to vote themselves in and keep any alternates out. The rules of every statehouse and congress are completely rigged for the D & R wings of the fascist USSA party. Do you expect them to stop voting to give themselves money & power? Get real. The only solution is the one Jefferson proscribed.

  • Taylor

    I’m willing to bet that third party politicians aren’t any better than Democrat and Republican politicians, but by all means let’s elect one [a third party President] and find out.

  • Terry

    Not libs but those who will stand up for Americans not corporate demands that brought us into this mess with Mid East and this a invasion of muslim refugees stirring up trouble and power plays globally. Obama plans on letting on 75 thousand Muslims while tiring it’s back on 300k christians in grave danger in places like Syria where there even beheading priests and children and saw them atom a crying infant to death. We need someone who is knowledgable about the economy not just recycled lawers power plays who have lost touch with reality ” let’s pass it and see what’s in it” with nothing better to do but destroy our civil liberties whith unconstitutional laws and taxes that hurt economies. Nothing better than make up laws that hurt the little guy. Recent one from representative Honda if you want to call him a rep a demo I think wants to make it a felony to have body armor. Anyway they can to unarmed citizens while opening the border to threats. Someone who would repeal these unconstitutionally atrocities and not so brain dead about what’s good for the economy and start closing the borders as their way of saying is equality means globally were all low wage earning corporate slaves and their the self made elite. That’s what their doing turning is to a third world service ” service another word for slave by the way” walmart greeters while they out source and insource jobs.

  • Joshua Burnell

    Americans should move to a preferential voting system like Australia and many other countries

  • Bill

    You have that right the American people are sick to death of Republicans and Democrats. Where do we go to from here. A good third part not the libertarians they have no chance of winning. American Citizens need to join together and start the third party for the United states. all of these off the wall do nothing parties need to leave they have no chance of winning.

  • M42

    The Crips and the Bloods have worked in the only bipartisan way they know and that is to rig the system against third parties such that now it is virtually impossible for third party candidates to get on the ballots in the majority of states. They’re also locked out of the debates.

  • me

    Gary Johnson has some government programs in mind and not as constitutional as a Libertarian should be in my opinion.

  • Tom Hoefling for President. … http://www.tomhoefling.com

  • Seth A. Yellin

    :'( #SteinBarak206 <3 #LOL to these pictures! Legalise #cannabis.
    Fuck fascism. Fuck genocide. Fuck firearms. Fuck oil. Fuck lies.
    #HillaryForPrison #ImNotWithHer #America #Voting #xD #Russia2045 #VenusProject #Orbs.


    Only 9% of Americans voted for either Killary Shillary Miserably Killton or Donald Dump Lump: