According to a Gallup poll published this week, nearly two-thirds of American adults believe that the Democratic and Republican parties “do such a poor job representing the American people that a third party is needed.”
Gallup reported that this is the highest percentage of U.S. adults desiring a third party since it started polling on this issue in 2003.
The poll revealed that half of all U.S. adults have rejected party affiliation and identify as politically independent — the highest percentage ever measured in a Gallup poll. Of independents, 70 percent favor the idea of a third party.
Those who identify as Republicans follow closely behind, at 63 percent. This is a marked increase since September when just 40 percent of Republicans favored the formation of a third party.
The uptick is likely fueled by Trump loyalists’ view that the antipathy that GOP establishment types — such as Rep. Liz