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Title Title
Fact check: Jill Stein's claim about third party popularity.  Fact check: Jill Stein's claim about third party popularity
Summary Summary
She claimed in her tweet that "over 60% of Americans are fed up with 2-party system."  She claimed in her tweet that "over 60 percent of Americans are fed up with 2-party system"
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<strong>Jill Stein ran for the Green Party's nomination for president in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections.</strong> <strong>Jill Stein ran for the Green Party's nomination for president in the 2012 and 2016 presidential elections.</strong>
Here's her tweet. Here's her tweet.
https://twitter.com/DrJillStein?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor  https://twitter.com/DrJillStein/status/1046096978600505347
According to a Gallup <a href="https://news.gallup.com/poll/219953/perceived-need-third-major-party-remains-high.aspx">poll</a> from September 27th, 2017:  According to a Gallup <a href="https://news.gallup.com/poll/219953/perceived-need-third-major-party-remains-high.aspx">poll</a> from September 27, 2017:
<blockquote>The 61% who contend that a third party is needed is technically the highest Gallup has recorded, although similar to the 57% to 60% holding this view since 2013. Barely a third, 34%, think the Republican and Democratic parties suffice.</blockquote>  <blockquote>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.</blockquote>
Here's the question the poll asked and percentage of answers for years between 2003 and 2017. Here's the question the poll asked and percentage of answers for years between 2003 and 2017.
<img src="https://content.gallup.com/origin/gallupinc/GallupSpaces/Production/Cms/POLL/1frjcehr3esla6m8t_jgyq.png" /> <img src="https://content.gallup.com/origin/gallupinc/GallupSpaces/Production/Cms/POLL/1frjcehr3esla6m8t_jgyq.png" />
Claim: Claim:
"Over 60% of Americans are fed up with 2-party system and want a new party."  "Over 60 percent of Americans are fed up with 2-party system and want a new party."
Fact check: Fact check:
We rate this claim <strong>True</strong>.  This claim is <strong>True</strong>.
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