Ballot Access: On July 13, a USA Today/Gallup Poll was published. 58% say the two major parties are doing “such a poor job” that a third party is needed. Only 33% say the two major parties “do an adequate job of representing the American people.”
Yes it true, almost 6 out of ten voters say the time is right for a third party. No wonder Democrats feel they need to suppress the vote. When asked between a hypothetic 3 way of Clinton / Giuliani / Bloomberg who they prefer 12% chose Bloomberg. This is not much different than an earlier poll with an unnamed independent.
Its one thing to say that a third party is needed, even some liberals would acknowledge that, and quite another to actually vote for an Independent / Third Party. Almost 50% say they are likely to vote independent in 08.
The last thing we need is another New Yorker in the race. A Bloomberg would only make sense if the Democrats veered dramatically to the left. That will not happen with a Clinton / Obama / Edwards candidacy. Our national politics veers center right so what we really need is a run by a left or populist leaning independent . A candidate with both progressive and populist credentials that could put a people powered politics front and center.