Poll Looks At Nebraskans' Opinions Of Political Parties

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Updated: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:01:44 CST

A new poll suggests nearly half of Nebraskans are fed up with political parties.

Out of the voters polled in the MSR Group survey, 49 percent has an unfavorable opinion of the Democratic Party, compard to the 43 percent with a favorable opinion.

47 percent of those polled have an unfavorable view of the Republican Party. 45 percent reported a favorable view.

The poll also revealed the 65 percent of participants believe the two party system is broken and doesn't work anymore.

87 percent reported that political parties have too much control in Washington.

The study also found that 56 percent of the participants would consider voting for an Independent candidate for US Senate. That number jumped to 86 percent when the question specified that the candidate was extremely qualified and shared a majority of the participant's beliefs.

Approximately 200 people were interviewed from each of Nebraska's three Congressional Districts. The poll was put out by Independent Senate Candidate Jim Jenkins.

Jenkins will face off against Republican Ben Sasse, Democrat Dave Domina and fellow Independent Todd Watson.