ReasonReasonFor the first time in the history of Gallup’s 10-year-old poll on Americans’ attitudes towards third parties a majority of Democrats and Republicans believe that a third party is needed.

From Politico:

Americans have never been more eager for a third party in American politics as the government shutdown continues to generate record levels of frustration, according to a new poll.

Sixty percent believe Democrats and Republicans are doing such a poor job a third party is needed, according to a Gallup poll out Friday, a record high in the 10 years Gallup has polled on the question. Similarly, a record-low number of Americans — 26 percent — said the current two major parties adequately represent Americans.

The poll was released a day after it was announced that Robert Sarvis, the Libertarian Party's candidate for governor of Virgina, will not be taking part in the final gubernatorial debate.

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