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There Is Only One Message for Voters to Send in This Election

The easiest way to interpret this year’s third party insurgencies—their resiliency in polls, their appeal to some newspaper editorial boards—is to attribute their unusually strong showings to the historic unpopularity of the major party candidates, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This is practically a truism, but it’s also too generalized to provide an accurate sense of how the voting public views this election.
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