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Rasmussen Reports Survey: 53% of Americans Against BOTH Parties

Posted By Michael Minkoff on Apr 25, 2014 | 3 Comments

Drudge Report calls it a “shock” poll. Apparently it’s a real shock that more than half of Americans are fed up with both Republicans and Democrats. It’s not that much of a shock to me, though. The new Rasmussen Reports survey is causing a little bit of a stir—it found that 53% of Americans do not believe either major political party represents America. So 53% of Americans are apparently finally catching on. Here are the actual numbers from the Rasmussen Reports survey:

Interestingly, 52% of Republicans and a plurality (44%) of Democrats agree that neither major political party is the party of the American people. But 65% of voters not affiliated with either party feel that way.

Maybe it’s because I’ve never really been a brand-loyal person. Or because I’m part of the über-cynical Millennial generation. Or maybe it’s just because Republicans and Democrats really have been screwing things up royally and obviously for the past, I don’t know, hundred or so years. But even in my youth, I recognized that neither party offered anything of real value. They both stood for things to which I was steadfastly opposed.

You had the Democrats spending too much money on socialist programs for health, welfare, and education while denying unborn children their rights, to name but a few of their offenses. And then Republicans swooped in and spent too much money on different socialist programs for health, welfare, and education, threw in a couple more trillion for unnecessary wars, and still failed to stick up for the rights of the unborn.

Then Democrats came in and continued and expanded the unnecessary wars. Then, almost to return the favor, Republicans came in and continued and expanded the Democrat’s socialist policies. Both choked the economy with high taxes and favors for their friends. Crony capitalism, the proliferation of bureaucracy, and an erosion of civil rights went apace with both parties in equal measure.

And all of a sudden, the civil government looked like one big back-scratching free for all. And the only losers were the American people.

And what bothered me most about this transparent destruction of America’s best interest was that none of my parents’ generation seemed to see it the way I did. They kept insisting that if only we got the Republicans out, or the Democrats out, then things would start to go right with the economy or society or what have you.

Wrong. Republicans and Democrats are pretend enemies. They are all members of basically the same party. And, now more than ever, that should be obvious. And, if this Rasmussen Reports survey is to be believed, people may finally be getting it. But now, what to do about it?

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Re: Rassmussen reports survey: 53% of Americans against BOTH parties
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 04:51:32 PM »
52% of Republicans don't believe in their own party (an admitted paraphrase there of the data).

Rather damning.
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Re: Rassmussen reports survey: 53% of Americans against BOTH parties
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2014, 05:03:11 PM »
Make it 54%. They forgot to ask me. What kind of government do you have when the majority of American citizens are hoping someone will blow it up. Unlike 9/11 which involved innocent civilians, if there were some kind of disaster in the American Capitol, I am truely not sure how American citizens would react.
I imagine it would be a sense of relief, kind of like the serfs would have felt if the Lord's castle suddenly crumbled to the ground.
Americans no longer feel vested with their own government. The Government is the Government, and we are us. At one time, we were all the same. We were all the same people. We are not the same anymore. We are two opposing factions.
One side imposes 'Law', while ignoring it themselves, and exempting themselves and their friends. The other side just wants to be left alone. Battle lines are drawn.
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« Last Edit: April 25, 2014, 05:36:26 PM by 240B »
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Re: Rassmussen reports survey: 53% of Americans against BOTH parties
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2014, 09:06:38 PM »
I've put up several posts here over the past year, saying that the time was right for the emergence of a new political party. Not a "third" party, a NEW party.

If the Republicans keep marginalizing themselves in D.C. -- even if they WIN the Senate this fall, and then do essentially nothing with their newfound majority -- there is still going to be "undercurrents" building for a new party.

So either laugh off this poll as an outlier, or.... ?

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