Americans think both major political parties are ideologically extreme. And 37% of them say they'd be open to supporting a third party candidate for President next year . . . 37% of voters may be open to supporting a third party candidate but there's considerable division within those ranks about what kind of third party candidate they'd want to support. . . . 14% of them want someone who's to the left of the Democrats. 29% want someone who's to the right of the Republicans. The largest group at 48% does want a centrist- someone more conservative than the Democrats but more liberal than the Republicans- but that only accounts for 18% of the overall electorate . . .
Jan 25, 2011
From Public Policy Polling: