A majority of US citizens believe the two-party system is inherently flawed, and there is a need for a third party to reflect the will of the people, a new poll has found.
The new Gallup poll, released on Friday, shows that almost one-in-three US nationals is dissatisfied with the alternating reign of the Republican and Democratic parties in American politics. Some 38 percent of respondents said that the two do such a poor job that a new major political force needs to be established.
The two-party system is often criticized for being outdated, overlooking alternative opinions and thus under-representing big chunks of the American population. Its opponents argue that, despite the political strife over presidential and mid-term elections, Republicans and Democrats are in fact in the same boat representing the interests of big corporate money.
reign：名詞，統治、執政。例句：The reign of Roman Emperor Nero was a reign of terror.（羅馬皇帝尼祿是恐怖統治。）
alternative：形容詞，另類的、非傳統的。例句：Most alternative media companies are much smaller than their mainstream counterparts.（大多數另類媒體公司的規模都比主流媒體小很多。）
strife：名詞，爭吵、衝突、競爭。例句：What is the major cause of the labor-management strife?（勞資衝突的主因為何？）