PRINCETON, N.J. -- An average 43% of Americans identified politically as independents in 2014, establishing a new high in Gallup telephone poll trends back to 1988. In terms of national identification with the two major parties, Democrats continued to hold a modest edge over Republicans, 30% to 26%.
More and more of us are independent. But an independent has little chance of getting elected, so we rely on the two major parties to choose two candidates from which to choose.
It is not looking so good this year. Is Trump and Clinton the best the parties can offer? Is this the best we can do?