In his view, both President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are equally bad.
"I repeat Shakespeare: A pox on both their houses as far as I'm concerned," Rogers said in a Breakout interview this week. "These are the guys who got us into this problem, so why does anybody think they will get us out?"
The "problem" to which Jim Rogers is referring to is the sluggish U.S. economy, dragged down by the huge $16 trillion federal debt and annual budget deficits in excess of $1 trillion.
Rogers predicted that regardless of who wins Election 2012, things won't get better.
"If Mr. Obama wins, his friends are gonna get more money. If Mr. Romney wins, his friends are gonna get more money. But you and I, and everybody watching this show are gonna be worse off because the debt's going to go higher, and the turmoil is gonna get worse."
Rogers blames both major parties for the nation's economic ills.
"All of them have gotten us into this situation," Rogers said. "Look at the last 50 years of American history. Republicans, Democrats, Republicans, Democrats .... It's not doing us any good. None of us are benefiting by what's been going on in Washington."
Jim Rogers is so down on U.S. politicians that he has absolutely no preference as to who wins the White House.
"I will vote the protest vote. I nearly always vote the protest vote," Rogers said without specifying which third-party might get his support.
In Rogers's view, a vote for either major party just perpetuates the problem.
"If they keep sending us turkeys, and we keep voting for turkeys, they'll send us more turkeys," he said.