Fact check: Jill Stein's claim about third party popularity


Jill Stein ran for the Green Party’s nomination for president in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections.

Here’s her tweet.

Dr. Jill Stein🌻 on Twitter

Over 60% of Americans are fed up with the 2-party system & want a new party. Join me in Brooklyn to talk about building a new politics for people, planet & peace over profit! Details at https://t.co/NSi47tVoKs

According to a Gallup poll from September 27, 2017:

The 61 percent who contend that a third party is needed is technically the highest Gallup has recorded, although similar to the 57 percent to 60 percent holding this view since 2013. Barely a third, 34 percent, think the Republican and Democratic parties suffice.

Here’s the question the poll asked and percentage of answers for years between 2003 and 2017.

Claim:

“Over 60 percent of Americans are fed up with 2-party system and want a new party.”

Fact check:

This claim is True.

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