More than half of Americans would vote for an independent candidate in 2020, according to new poll

More than four in five Americans say they would vote to elect an independent presidential candidate in 2018, according a new poll.

The Gallup Poll found that 53 percent of respondents believe that an independent run in 2020 would help the country in its time of crisis.

That compares to 49 percent in 2016.

Gallup also found that 60 percent of Americans believe that electing an independent would help strengthen the economy.

That’s up from 49 percent last year.

Gallups findings were based on a telephone survey conducted July 7-10, 2018, among a national sample of 1,001 adults, aged 18 and older, including 599 registered voters.

The poll surveyed a representative sample of all U.S. adults and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.