How realistic is it a new successful major party could actually come into existence? With any new product, the first question, is there a market for it? While on the surface overwhelmingly Republicans appear to be Trump supporters. The Wall Street Journal /NBC polling put Trump’s approval rating among Republicans is 80% to 15% disapproval. Looks as if Republicans and Trump are synonymous. However, the poll dug deeper to show only 54% favor Trump over party while 40% favor party over Trump. While Trunpists are clearly a majority of in the party, a sizable put party above Trump. Conversely, The Liberal dominated Democrats are near unanimous is their opposition to Trump 91% to 7%. Yet while those Democrats considering themselves liberals has grown to 51%, 47% consider themselves moderate/conservative. Serious minorities in both parties are less than enthusiastic Trumpists or liberals even though they’re not dominant in either party. This means the candidates put forth by the dominant wings of their respective parties may not reflect their views and desires. Given the extreme wings control of primaries they aren’t likely to get such candidates reflecting them any time in the future.
So what, you might say. They’re just minorities and minorities don’t win. Remember we’ve just mentioned Democrats and Republicans, but according to the latest Gallup Poll, Republicans make up only 24% of the population while the Democrats are marginally better at 29%. Fully 45% are independents. These are people refusing to identify with either party let alone with their extreme wings. Taken together with the party minorities it appears there is major part of the voting public not fully served by the candidates of the two major parties. This is a market worth pursuing.