Are Independents Accruing Political Power?

Brief

Are Independents Accruing Political Power?

The Government We Deserve
July 25, 2008

Abstract

In the run-up to the presidential election, the number of voters who call themselves independent is swelling. Both Barack Obama and John McCain can trace their primary victories largely to independents. At the same time, millions of Republicans and Democrats crossed over to vote in the other party's primary. Doubtless, the presidential election will swing on these voters.

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