Saturday, January 16, 2016

Two Sides Of The Same Tarnished Coin....

Two Sides Of The Same Tarnished Coin

42% of Americans Ditch Two-Party System, Say The 
Government Is Our Biggest Problem.

More people in the United States than ever are breaking away from the political duopoly by refusing to self-identify as either Democrat or Republican - and they now effectively comprise the true silent majority: Independents.

According to a Gallup poll released Monday, for 2015, just 29% of respondents call themselves Democrats, while 26% identify as Republicans — but fully 42% say 'nay' to both parties and claim to be Independents.  

Independents as a group reached 40% of the population for the first time in 2011, and have comprised at least that percentage since then.

For the second year in a row, exasperation with the government topped the U.S. populace's list of pressing grievances in a separate Gallup poll. They named it the nation's number one problem more often than the ubiquitous 'economy.' In fact, of the last 15 years, the economy was the top complaint eight times — including each of the six years prior to the government, itself, taking first place in 2014.

Imagine the possibilities should this silently growing majority decide to cast votes outside the two-party platform. Maybe, just maybe, these Independents have begun to see the duopoly for what it is — two sides of the same tarnished coin.



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