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And although a majority of Americans hold negative opinions of both parties, an overwhelming majority continues to take one side or the other.  (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Poll: Majority Of Americans Dislike Both Political Parties, Still Pick Sides

More than one-five Americans interpret someone who identifies themselves as Republican as someone who “supports wealthy/businesses/not for the people,” with 22 percent saying “conservative” and “right wing” are only in support of businesses.


Janette Dunder of Alexandria, Virginia, demonstrates against Congress and lawmakers' inability to pass a budget outside the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Experts Skeptical A Third Party Will Rise To Challenge Dems, GOP

A recent poll indicates that the shutdown in particular has left the majority of people in the United States wishing for a third political party. But is that the answer to the problem of politics as usual?


File photo of voting booths. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Poll: Many Americans Would Prefer One-Party Government

A recent Gallup Poll suggests that Americans would prefer a one-party government, rather than having multiple parties in charge of various government entities.


File photo of the US Congress building, seen in early November. (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Recess Fight Over GOP Budget A Preview Of Fall Races

Democrats and Republicans in Congress can’t agree on a budget, but there’s no disagreement about using the House GOP spending plan to highlight an election-year divide.