Democrats Are Considering Voting Third Party More Than Expected

Democrats Are Considering Voting Third Party More Than Expected

( – No Labels, a non-partisan group promoting centrism, launched its Insurance Policy 2024 program to gain nationwide ballot access to “lay the groundwork for a potential unity presidential ticket.” The group claims its research shows that most Americans don’t want a Trump/Biden rematch in 2024. Recent rumors named former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) as possible No Labels candidates. A recent survey showed that a large percentage of Democrats are considering the possibility of supporting a third-party presidential candidate — more than previously anticipated.

A new NBC News poll indicated that 44% of the registered voters surveyed say they would consider supporting a third-party or independent presidential candidate if former President Donald Trump and President Joe Biden ended up securing their respective party’s nominations. Eighteen percent said they definitely would consider someone other than Trump or Biden, and 29% said they probably would.

A total of 53% of the individuals said they wouldn’t. Thirty-five percent said they definitely would not consider an alternative candidate, while 18% confirmed they probably wouldn’t.

Looking at the results along party lines, 45% of Dems said they would consider supporting a third-party or independent candidate. Fifty-two percent said they wouldn’t. Conversely, only 34% of Republicans said they would back someone else compared to 63% who said they wouldn’t.

Asked if they had to choose between Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, 60% of Republican primary voters chose Trump, and 36% for DeSantis. Three percent said neither, and 1% weren’t sure.

Biden had a slight edge in a matchup between him and the former president, with 45% of registered voters saying they would vote for Trump and 49% opting for the president. However, Biden tied with DeSantis with 47% supporting each, 4% saying neither, 1% other, and 1% unsure.

Participants were evenly divided along party lines, with 42% saying they were Democrats or leaned Democrat and 41% Republican/leaning Republican. Twenty-four percent identified as “strong Democrats” and 23% as “strong Republicans.

A total of 33% identified as independents, with 12% saying they were “strictly independent,” 9% independent/leaning Democrat, and 12% independent/leaning Republican.

Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies and Democrat company Hart Research Associates conducted the survey for NBC News from June 16 to 20. The margin of error for 1,000 interviews conducted with registered voters was +/- 3.10%, and among 500 Republican primary voters was +/- 4.38%.

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