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.

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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

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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.

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[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?”

  • http://khanneasunztu.wordpress.com/ KhanneaSuntzu

    Seriously try a
    MULTI-PARTY PARLIAMENTARY COALITION-BASED SYSTEM OF DIRECT REPRESENTATION

  • http://bigdanblogger.blogspot.com/ Big Dan

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

  • Voluntarist

    Ventura/Stern 2016?

  • 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.

    • http://www.blog2.tshirt-doctor.com/ Pissed Off

      Yep. But they called us kooks.

  • Marshall Ward

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

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preferential_voting

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

  • 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:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-American-Centrist-Party/225339640843780

    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!

  • Henry Patrick

    Duverger’s Law.

 

 

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