Voters are unhappy with both parties in Congress right now and that is opening the door for more third party candidates, like Doug Hoffman in NY-23, to perhaps have some success next year.
49% of voters disapprove of the job Democrats in Congress are doing right now, to 37% approving. That looks downright popular compared to the Republicans though- they have a 61% disapproval rating and only 21% thinking they're doing a good job. The GOP Congressional leadership isn't even well liked by its own party- 45% of Republicans disapprove to 43% approving.
The disgust with both parties has some voters looking for an alternative. On the generic Congressional ballot 40% of respondents say they'll vote Democratic next year to 29% choosing a Republican and 22% saying they would like to vote for an independent or third party candidate.
The desire for a third party candidate is stronger among Republicans (19%) than Democrats (10%), an indication that the conservative insurrection playing itself out in the New York special election could become a broader trend next year.
Asked just to choose between the two major parties voters pick Democrats by a 48-40 margin.
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