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Big Millennial Majority Wants a Third Political Party


A new NBC News/GenForward poll finds a strong majority of millennials — 71% — say the Republican and Democratic parties do such a poor job of representing the American people that a third major party is needed. “Sixty-three percent of millennials disapprove of the way President Trump is handling his job as president. But millennials also hold a variety of political institutions in poor regard, and 65% think the country is on the wrong track overall.”


As If There Weren’t Enough Clowns Running for President Already

I’m a centrist … fiscally conservative and socially liberal. All the people in the middle, that’s how I won. It’s the middle that controls your election.

— Jesse Ventura told CNN that he is considering a third-party presidential bid and will decide “in the next month.”


Trump Says How GOP Treats Him Will Determine His Third-Party Run

If I’m treated fairly … and don’t win, but if I’m treated fairly by the Republican Party, I would have no interest in doing that. If I’m not treated fairly by the Republican Party, I very well might consider that.

— Donald Trump, on This Week, on whether he would run for president as an independent.


GOP Gets Dogged If Trump Makes It a Three-Way

49% to 43%

H2>Percentage by which Hillary Clinton edges Jeb Bush in a potential general election match up,according to a new Marist Poll. But in a three-way race with Donald Trump as an independent, Clinton crushes Bush, 44% to 29%, with Trump getting 20% support.


Sanders Would Not Mount Third-Party Run

I would not want to be responsible for electing some right-wing Republican president.

— Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), saying he “will not run for president as an Independent if he falls short in his bid to secure the Democratic 2016 nomination,” The Hill reports.


Priebus Actually Thinks GOP Candidates Would Keep a Pledge

I think our candidates should pledge not to run as a third-party candidate.

— RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, quoted by Politico.


Are Americans Ready for a Real Third Political Party?


Of likely U.S. voters agree that Republicans and Democrats are so much alike that an entirely new party is needed to represent the American people, a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds. That’s up six points from 32% five years ago. A plurality (47%) still disagrees, but most voters (54%) felt that way in April 2010; 14% are undecided.


Is a Third Party Emerging?

Listen to the early sounds of the 2016 presidential campaign, in which candidates of the left and the right sound almost identical populist, anti-Wall Street, antiestablishment themes, and the idea doesn’t seem so crazy. When you have Republican presidential contenders opposing free-trade agreements, and at least one backing an increase in the minimum wage; when Democratic firebrand Bernie Sanders (technically an independent to begin with) is speaking to overflow crowds; and when left and right come together to halt a prominent national-security program backed by the foreign-policy establishment—well, something is going on.

— Gerald Seib, in the Wall Street Journal (login required).