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Wed Apr 19, 2017, 11:32 AM

20. I'd say a lot of Indies have a pet issue that is at odds with their other beliefs

My one sister-in-law is pretty conservative but is strongly pro-choice and tends to vote that issue as it means more to her than her conservative values. Remove abortion from the political spectrum and she'd be a Republican (anti gay rights, anti pot, anti immigrant)

Her husband is pretty liberal but is a total gun nut. He votes that issue despite being pro-choice, pro-union, and wanting single payor.

Pretty sure both are registered independents (I know he is after last year's griping over PAs closed primaries)

Independents might vote one way because of their top issue but their overall beliefs may put them at odds with the two party platforms.

(And yes, my sister-in-law and her hubby are fun to talk politics with over a bottle or two of wine)

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