Most of the "Independents" I know or know of are righties....
They sometimes claim they will vote 3rd party, but always seem to gravitate to Ron Paul. They don't like it when I call Libertarians Republicans on steroids, which IMHO they are, especially on fiscal issues. I don't really care if they want to legalize pot or allow abortion, they still want to continue this ruinous laissez-faire economic system. That's a deal breaker to me.
Very few Indies I know lean towards the Green or other more 'progressive' parties. Most of them can spout RW talking points with the best of them. They often claim to 'listen to all sides' but the only info they seem to hear comes from Faux Nooze.
If they vote 3rd party and take votes from W Romney, I won't cry about it.