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Majority of Americans say a third political party is needed

It's no secret that Americans have a low opinion of the job that's being done by their political leaders. In fact, according to a new Gallup poll, dissatisfaction with both Republicans and Democrats is so high that 60 percent of Americans today believe the country needs a third political party, which probably explains why left-field candidates from both parties—Bernie Sanders from the Democrats and Donald Trump for the Republicans—are getting so much attention as alternatives to the status quo.