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Time to Push Both Republicans and Democrats Aside?

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

A sizable number of voters think it’s time for a major new political party because Republicans and Democrats aren’t getting the job done.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 38% 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. 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. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 952 Likely Voters was conducted on June 4 and 7, 2015 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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