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chill_wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 03:26 PM
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43. People remain incredibly determined to ignore
the size of Independent voting bloc and the rate at which it has grown even since 08, as well as one of their top driving issues: Unemployment.

From before the mid-terms:

The Jobless Effect: Unemployment Is Fueling Independent Voters' Anger /

"Gallup monthly polls reveal that in the last six months, the jobless rate among Independent voters is higher than for both Democrats and Republicans at least 50% of the time. In March, for instance, when it was at the highest level, a Gallup poll revealed that 12% of Independents were without a job, compared with 11% of Democrats and 6.5% of Republicans.


Frustrated With Both Parties

According to the latest Gallup poll, 40% of Americans identify themselves as Independent, a higher percentage then either Democrat (30%) or Republican (26%). That's up from 33% Independent, 29% Republican and 37% Democrat at the same time last year. Clearly, both parties have lost affiliates, though the Democrats appear to have lost more than the Republicans."
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