Gallup Poll Sees Growing Support for Third Party in GOP, Tea Party

A majority of Republicans said for the first time that a third party was needed in American politics, according to a Gallup poll released Monday.

Fifty-two percent of Republicans, and an even stronger number of Tea Party supporters, support the creation of a major, third political party, underscoring the occasional tensions between grassroots conservatives and the GOP establishment.

An overall majority of Americans, 52 percent, said that a third political party was needed; the most profound shift has come among Republicans.

Click Here for Article in The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room

Not mentioned in the article, but provided on Gallop’s website (Link to Gallop’s Article on Subject), is that only 33% of Democrats favor a third party, down from 45% in 2010.

5 thoughts on “Gallup Poll Sees Growing Support for Third Party in GOP, Tea Party

  1. Carol Moore

    Let’s hope they start the “QUASI-LIBERTARIAN PARTY” and then all the Republicans can go join it. And all the people who want real freedom when they see it’s less libertarian than the LP can join us. Yeah!

  2. Don Lake, FYI, not necessarily a unilateral endorsement

    The Midwest Democracy Project *

    “Don’t Tread on Me” license plate coming soon to a bumper near you ……..

    Jason Noble. 2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    JEFFERSON CITY | The Missouri House passed on to the governor this morning a bill creating several vanity license plates.

    If the bill is signed by Gov. Jay Nixon, Missourians will soon be able to get special plates bearing the Gadsden Flag, the Revolutionary War and modern tea-party icon featuring a rattlesnake and the phrase “Don’t Tread on Me.”

    Also available will be …………….

    * not a whole lot of non Dem / non GOP items. ‘Democracy’ as defined by the establishment!

  3. Robert Capozzi

    1 cm: …real freedom …

    me: Yes, someone has to argue about NAMBLA/machine guns in subways/virtues of Johnny Reb… 😉

  4. Don Lake, FYI, not necessarily a unilateral endorsement

    Tea Party planning big rally
    The Kansas City Star

    [More News: Lake: Tea Party, Tea Party, Whom Has the Tea Party, Whom is the Tea Party ……….]

    A coalition of national tea party groups is planning a weekend political rally at old The Woodlands racetrack this fall that could bring tens of thousands of people to the area.

    The Freedom Jamboree will be held beginning Sept. 30, although gates will open for campers and tailgaters two days earlier.

    Organizers said the event will include speeches, music, fireworks, and climax with a presidential straw poll on Oct. 1.

    “Freedom Jamboree is the national tea party event of 2011,” said William Temple of Brunswick, Ga., one of the organizers at a Tuesday news conference to announce details of the event.

    “We’re not going back to D.C. this year, we’re coming here to K.C.”

    Temple said admittance to the event will be free and as many as 300,000 people might attend. Estimated costs of $1.2 million will be paid through fund raising.

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