At various junctures in American political history, a third political party has emerged to give serious challenge to the prevailing two-party system.
But no third party has yet had the staying power to create a system that is considered normal in Canada, England and elsewhere in Western democracies.
But that may be changing soon.
As the Democrats continue to drift to the hard left and the GOP continues to flounder with its failure to live up to promises, calls for a third option are as loud as they’ve ever been.
And now a new NBC poll shows fully 70% of Millennials — who constitute the largest generation in American history — are calling for another option.
We could see a third party candidate in 2020 become the new face of a major third party.
If that happens, it’s anyone’s guess who the next president will be.
Here’s more from Redstate…
While Republicans and Democrats have held a duopoly over America’s political system since Lincoln, the time may be soon approaching when they will have to share the stage with other parties if millennials have anything to say about it.
According to a new NBC News poll, millennials have overwhelmingly indicated that a wish for a third party to appear on the political stage by a whopping 71 percent. Meanwhile, only 21 percent of millennials think that Republicans and Democrats do an adequate enough job.
The reason? Millennials believe that neither party truly cares about them.
Six in ten disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job, while 59 percent have an unfavorable view of the Republican Party and 42 percent have an unfavorable view of the Democratic Party. On the whole, millennials overwhelmingly do not think either party cares about people like them.
These views may help explain why a large majority of young adults — across racial subgroups, genders and partisan affiliations — say a third major party is needed. The survey was conducted October 26 to November 10, among a nationally representative sample of 1,876 adults aged 18-34.