Thursday, April 01, 2010

Poll: Americans Fed-Up With Democrats & Republicans

It turns out that the closest thing to a popular political party in the USA is the Un-party, or Independents. In the latest USA Today/Gallup Poll, 39% of respondents identify as Independent, 32% identify as Democratic, and 28% say they are in the Republican camp. This seems like a very good time for a Third Party to emerge, but since the system is rigged, only a billionaire need apply. Maybe we should try a monarchy:

The favorable rating for the Democratic Party has fallen to its lowest level since Gallup began asking the question in 1992 —its standing has dropped 14 percentage points since President Obama's election — but the Republican Party fares no better. Three of four Americans say they are dissatisfied with the country's direction. . .

A majority disapprove of both political parties, their leaders and most members of Congress, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds. . . For the first time, both major parties are viewed unfavorably by most Americans. The anti-tax "Tea Party" movement has a favorable rating nearly as high as they do — 37% compared with 41% for Democrats and 42% for the GOP.