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.