In the long, drawn-out aftermath of the 2020 election, a number of high-profile conservatives on social media kicked around the idea of being willing to support a third major political party, but were mostly dismissed.
According to Breitbart, a new Gallup poll revealed that the idea of a third major political party to compete with Democrats and Republicans might not be a bad strategy after all, as the poll indicated that a staggering 62 percent of Americans are in favor of making it happen, which would pose major problems for establishment politicians like President Joe Biden and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Only 33 percent of Americans believe the two current parties represent them well, with the poll clearly indicating that a majority of respondents believe the two major political parties “do such a poor job representing the American people that a third party is needed.”
Even more interesting is the fact that 50 percent of the respondents in the Gallup poll considered themselves independent voters, which was also a new record for that type of polling, suggesting that the appetite for a viable and influential third political party is more ferocious than ever.
Independent voters have reportedly remained somewhat consistent in their desire for a new party with the hopes that it represents what they stand for. But recently, the percentage of Republican voters who also feel that way has changed significantly toward the end of former President Donald Trump’s presidency.
In September of 2020, only 40 percent of Republicans felt that way, but fast-forward to a post-Trump White House, the number jumped an astonishing 23 points, with 63 percent of Republicans now desiring a third-party alternative.
The early thought was that Trump loyalists in the party and his tens of millions of supporters would be the logical group to split away and form something new.
However, as Reuters recently reported, a large number of heavy-hitting establishment Republicans recently held a conference in which they discussed the possibility of splitting off from the currently Republican party, presumably because they’re smart enough to know that they’re currently outnumbered by Trump supporters.