40% of Americans (62% of Independents) think the two-party system is broken and want to disrupt the two-party monopoly
Independents comprise 65-70% of registered voters. Compare that to Republicans, who comprise 15% of registered voters (tops). Compare that to Democrats, who peaked in 2008 at 19% of registered voters. Yet Independents, people who do not affiliate with either major political party, have very little influence over American politics. This is a classic tail-wags-the-dog scenario. It is a “majority doesn’t rule” system.