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Majority of Americans Do Not Believe in Either the Democrats or the Republicans

Rasmussen Reports, 10/7 – 10/8

Voters Question Whether Either Major Party Has a Plan for the Future

Does the Democratic Party have a plan for where it wants to take the nation?

  • Yes – 38%
  • No – 34%
  • Undecided – 28%

Does the Republican Party have a plan for where it wants to take the nation?

  • Yes – 34%
  • No – 38%
  • Undecided – 28%

Rasmussen Reports released a poll that took a look at the American public’s views on the two major political parties in the United States. The poll asked 1,000 likely voters multiple questions regarding the Republicans and the Democrats.

The majority of American voters do not believe in either of the two major Congressional parties. When asked whether they believe neither party is the party of the American people, they responded as follows:

  • Yes – 53%
  • No – 28%
  • Undecided – 20%

53 percent of voters believe that both parties are bad and that they do not serve the interests of the American people. This demonstrates how toxic the current Congress has been and how little they have accomplished. The party split for this poll was 31 percent Republican, 35 percent Democrat, and 34 percent as a different party.

32 percent of the voters claimed that they always vote Republican, 36 percent said Democrat, 27 percent said they split their vote, and 6 percent were unsure.

58 percent of voters admitted to voting for an independent candidate in the past, while 37 percent said that they never have.

Can either of the parties recover their image? The Democrats stand a better chance due to the popularity of liberalism amongst modern Americans. However, if the Republicans can shed their reputation as outdated conservatives and modernize the concept of conservatism to adhere to a platform of liberalized social policies, with classical conservative fiscal policies, they stand a chance to gain a lot of momentum in a society that is unsure of itself.

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