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.


“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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