Third-Party Challenges for Paul, Trump, Bloomberg


Anyone for a third party?

No, not on top of Christmas and New Year’s. A third-party candidacy for president — and this one comes with a warning: It won’t be easy, at least not for three top-mentioned possibilities, Ron Paul, Donald Trump and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll finds that each would have significant challenges were he to undertake the task of mounting a third-party candidacy. Among them:

Americans divide evenly in basic favorable versus unfavorable views of Paul, unchanged from last month, and Paul faces serious questions even in his own party both on his personal qualifications and the policies he’d pursue if elected

Trump, while more popular than Paul among Republicans, and the best known of the three, is the least popular overall. More Americans view him unfavorably than favorably, by 48 percent to 40 percent — never a good position for a public figure.

 Read More at ABC News By Greg Holyk, ABC News


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