Division by both sides on the directions of the Republican and Democratic parties has helped drive support for a national third party to an all-time high of 62%.
In the latest Gallup survey, just 33% are pleased with the two-party system.
What’s more, former President Donald Trump’s talk about his own “MAGA” party could be playing a role in a spike in GOP support for something new.
“Republicans’ record desire for a third party comes at a time when they are deciding whether to remain loyal to Trump or to move on from him,” according to the survey analysis just released.
“Currently, 68% of Republicans prefer that Trump remain the party leader, while 31% want the party to have a new leader. Republican-leaning independents, however, are divided, with 47% wanting Trump to continue leading and 51% preferring a new voice,” Gallup said. “Republicans’ preferences for a third party are similar among those who want Trump to continue to lead the party and among those who prefer a new leader.”
Author: Paul Bedard
Source: Washington Examiner: Most ever want third party, but GOP wants Trump in charge