POLL: Are American Voters Open to a Third-Party Presidential Candidate?
Roughly a third of American voters would entertain the idea of voting for a third-party candidate in the 2024 presidential election. Democrats are more open to this idea than both Republicans or independents.
According to a Rasmussen poll, 31% of likely US voters say it is at least somewhat likely they will pull the lever for a third-party candidate in the 2024 presidential election, which includes 12% who indicated it’s very likely. 59% of voters aren’t likely to vote third-party in the 2024 presidential election, which includes 32% who believe it’s not all likely. An additional 10% are unsure.
The majority of Democrat voters (35%) say it’s at least somewhat likely that they will vote for a third party presidential candidate in the 2024 presidential election.
29% of Republican voters and 30% of independent voters believe it’s at least somewhat likely they will vote for a third-party candidate in the 2024 presidential election.
31% of voters believe a third-party presidential candidate would rob votes from the Republican candidate, while 25% believe a third-party candidate would take more votes away from the Democratic candidate. 24% of voters believe a third-party candidate would not have much of an impact, whereas 19% are unsure.
34% of voters indicated that they voted for a third party presidential candidate, whereas 63% indicated that they have never voted third-party.
30% of self-identified Democratic voters and 31% of Republican voters are both less likely than 41% of independent voters to have voted for a third-party presidential candidate on a previous occasion.
27% of white voters, 37% of black voters, and 43% of other non-black minorities are at least somewhat likely to pull the lever for a third-party presidential candidate in 2024.
As far as income earners are concerned, individuals earning over $200,000 annually are most likely to believe a third-party presidential candidate in 2024 would take more votes from a Democratic candidate.
46% of entrepreneurs are more likely than government employees (39%) or private sector workers (34%) to indicate that they’ve previously voted for a third-party presidential candidate.
The two-party system in the United States really functions as a facade for a broader Uniparty that varies very little in terms of policy. If the US is to survive as a coherent polity, it must fully embrace an America First third party that stresses immigration restriction and a restrained foreign policy.