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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:45 PM
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WAPO - Independent Voters Favor Democrats by 2 to 1 in Poll
Independent Voters Favor Democrats by 2 to 1 in Poll
Iraq War Cited Most Often As Top Issue for Elections

By Dan Balz and Jon Cohen
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, October 24, 2006; Page A01

Two weeks before the midterm elections, Republicans are losing the battle for independent voters, who now strongly favor Democrats on Iraq and other major issues facing the country and overwhelmingly prefer to see them take over the House in November, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.


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Independents are poised to play a pivotal role in next month's elections because Democrats and Republicans are basically united behind candidates of their own parties. Ninety-five percent of Democrats said they will support Democratic candidates for the House, while slightly fewer Republicans, 88 percent, said they plan to vote for their party's candidates.

The independent voters surveyed said they plan to support Democratic candidates over Republicans by roughly 2 to 1 -- 59 percent to 31 percent -- the largest margin in any Post-ABC News poll this year. Forty-five percent said it would be good if Democrats recaptured the House majority, while 10 percent said it would not be. The rest said it would not matter.

more:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...

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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:45 PM
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1. this is HUGH! Independants
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 09:46 PM by cryingshame
I'm beginning to feel optimistic.
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:50 PM
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2. MOFS - 1 in 3 Republicans Too Embarrassed to State Affiliation
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 09:50 PM by BuyingThyme
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