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The Rise of Political Independents

Posted Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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The Rise of Political Independents The latest Gallup poll found that a record number of Americans, about 42 percent, identify as Independents. Republican identification fell to 25 percent, and 31 percent of people surveyed identified as Democrats. But the last presidential election also felt to many people like the most partisan election. Are we really becoming more Independent as a nation? And what will that mean for politics?

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Government/Politics

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Ken Rudin, The Political Junkie
Jason Johnson, Professor of Political Science at Hiram College
Frank Newport, Gallup Editor in Chief

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Record-High 42% of Americans Identify as Independents

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