Will Debt Drama Drive You To A Third Party?

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Jeff Greenfield, author of Then Everything Changed
Elliot Ackerman, chief operating officer, Americans Elect
Ron Elving, senior Washington editor, NPR

As the standoff continues between Republicans and Democrats over spending and the debt ceiling, Americans appear increasingly frustrated with both political parties. Recent polls show that a majority of Americans say a third party is needed. But third-party candidates rarely do well at the polls.



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