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As an expectedly intense 2012 election season quickly approaches, a new Gallup Poll reveals that a majority of citizens still support a third major political party to challenge the traditional two-party system. Gallup asked the following to a sample of 1,013 adults:
A Gallup poll published this Thursday found that 47% of Americans have an unfavorable image of the Tea Party movement, the highest unfavorable rating since the fledgling movement erupted onto the national scene.
Dear Gallup, Seven months ago, you ran a poll which revealed that 58% of Americans and 74% of Independents supported the prospect of a third major political party. However, despite subsequent polls demonstrating near or actual record low approval ratings for Republicans and Democrats in Congress, your esteemed organization has not run another third party survey.