On June 1, Rasmussen Polls released partial results of a poll conducted on May 30-31, which included the question, “Does the current election system discourage third party challengers?” 63% of likely voters said “Yes”, and only 24% said “No.” The other 13% were undecided.
The same poll asked “Who should pay for the primary elections used to select Republican and Democratic candidates for office – the government or the political parties?”. It also asked “In many states, nominees of the Republican and Democratic Parties automatically get on the ballot. However, third party candidates often need to conduct petition drives and get thousands of signatures to get on the ballot. If third party candidates need to submit signatures to get on the ballot, should Republicans and Democrats have to do the same?”
However, the results of the latter two questions are not public; one must be a Rasmussen subscriber to see those results. Thanks to Eric O’Keefe for this news.