53% See Third-Party Candidate As Likely President in Next 10 to 12 Years.Submitted by bobbyw24 on Wed, 09/14/2011 - 08:41
Voters see little chance of a third-party candidate being elected president next year, but most think one has a shot at the White House a little further down the road.
Only 27% of Likely U.S. Voters believe 2012 is a good year for voters to consider electing a third-party candidate, given a choice between President Obama and one of the potential Republican candidates. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 46% don’t think next year’s a good time to consider a third-party candidate, but that’s down from 53% in early June. Twenty-six percent (26%) are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)