Executive Director of Libertarian Party Carla Howell says US media keep politicians in power by manipulating voters into believing that they must vote for the "lesser of two evils."
“Dissatisfaction with big government politicians is nothing new. The only reason they're still in office today is because incumbents and the mainstream media have manipulated voters into believing that they must vote for the ‘lesser of two evils’ between a big government Democrat or a big government Republican,” she said in a phone interview with Press TV on Wednesday.
“But 99 percent of the time their voting records are virtually the same. Voting for one or the other serves only to keep us stuck with big government, high taxes, stifling regulations, millions of lost jobs, failed and dangerous prohibitions, endless meddling overseas, and gargantuan government and personal debt,” Howell added.
She made the remarks after a new poll by NBC News/Wall Street Journal showed that America’s dissatisfaction with the US government has hit a record high.
A staggering 83 percent of Americans disapprove of Congress, according to the survey.
About 60 percent of voters in the survey said they would replace every single member of Congress if they had the chance, another all-time high.
The poll also found that President Barack Obama's job-approval rating has fallen to 45 percent, its lowest level since late 2011.
Howell also urged the American people to reject the Democratic and Republican duopoly.
“But now it's reaching a point where Americans may see beyond this manipulation and reject wholesale the Democratic and Republican duopoly. They can achieve this by ignoring biased media coverage - especially any political debates that exclude legitimate, ballot-qualified candidates - and by voting Libertarian; or where there is no Liberty candidate on their ballot, by writing in a Libertarian or none of the above,” she said.