Poll: Congressional Dems, GOP out of touch

Oct. 25, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- A lot of U.S. voters say neither Democrats nor Republicans represent America's average Joes and Janes, a Rasmussen Reports poll released Monday indicated.

Forty-three percent of likely voters in next week's elections say neither major party in Congress is the party of the people and nearly as many said they saw a need for a third party, results indicated.

Thirty-five percent of likely voters said they disagree that neither party represents the American people and 22 percent said they weren't sure.

Thirty-eight percent said they thought Republicans and Democrats are so similar that a new party is needed to represent the American people, Rasmussen said. Fifty percent said a new third party wasn't needed while 12 percent said they were undecided.

Results are based on a survey of 1,000 likely voters conducted Friday and Saturday. The margin of error was 3 percentage points.

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