More Americans Call Themselves Independents

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in General Politics

Yep, there are more in the middle, but now they’re leaning more towards the Democrats.

From E&P:

Republicans had gained the upper hand in recent years, but 33% of Americans, in the latest Gallup poll, now call themselves Democrats, with those favoring the GOP one point behind. But Gallup says this widens a bit more “once the leanings of Independents are taken into account.”

Independents now make up 34% of the population. When asked if they lean in a certain direction, their answers pushed the Democrat numbers to 49% with Republicans at 42%. One year ago, the parties were dead even at 46% each.

Well, how about that?


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