30% Want A Third Party
This is actually good news for Obama because his message of “we need a culture change in Washington” seems to be in the collective zeitgeist right now.
In new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 46% plurality calls for â€œmajor reforms and a brand new and different approachâ€ in government. â€œThe mood is for more than small incremental changes,â€ says Democrat Peter Hart, who conducts WSJ/NBC surveys with Republican counterpart Bill McInturff.
Three in 10 respondents say the two-party system is â€œseriously broken and the country needs a third party.â€ In three-way matchup with Giuliani and Clinton, maverick Republican Ron Paul draws 9%, slightly less than Pat Buchanan and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg in earlier WSJ/NBC surveys.
No surprises there, but what about a matchup between Obama and McCain? Would Paul still pull 9% or more? Something to consider is that a lot of people still haven’t heard Paul’s freedom message, so there’s potential for growth.
Still, would it be enough to build a 3rd party around?