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According to the poll, more than 80% see problems with America's two-party system -- with 31% believing it's seriously broken and that America needs a third party, and with another 52% saying that it has real problems but that it can still work with some improvements
The six tenets of the Modern Whig philosophy are:
Fiscal responsibility – "The Modern Whig philosophy is to empower the states with the resources to handle their unique affairs."
Energy independence – "Reduce dependence on foreign oil by developing practical sources of alternative energy. This will have the simultaneous effect of changing the national security dynamic."
Education/Scientific advancement – "Increased public and private emphasis on fields such as space, oceanic, medical and nanotechnology. Also, providing common-sense solutions to enhance our educational system from pre-school to university-level studies."
States' rights – "Each state can determine its course of action based on local values and unique needs."
Social progression – "Government should refrain from legislating morality."
Veterans affairs – "Vigilant advocacy relating to the medical, financial, and overall well-being of our military families and veterans."