A Rasmussen Reports poll finds that 44% of voters who say if there is a third-party candidate, they'd like to see them propose less spending than a Republican or Democrat. Only 11% would want to see a third-party candidate who proposed more spending, and 29% want someone whose spending priorities are more toward the center.
Among those who think it's a good time to consider a third-party candidate, the numbers are even more dramatic. Most (55%) of those longing for a third option are hoping for someone who would propose spending less than both the Republican and Democratic nominees. Voters see little chance of a third-party candidate being elected president next year, but 53% believe it's at least somewhat likely that a third-party candidate could win the presidency in the next 10 to 12 years.