New Poll: More Americans now call themselves politically independent in last 75 yearsby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Jun. 05, 2012, under 2012 Arizona Elections, 2012 Congressional Races, 2012 Presidential elections, Hispanic Latino Vote, Independent voter centrist moderate swing vote, Women Voters
New poll just in and it describes what I have been feeling for quite some time. The fringe groups are ruining the bipartisan spirit of our Country. Republicans have their tea party extremists likes Russell Pearce, Jan Brewer, Joe Arpaio, Steve King, Lamar Smith, Tom Tancredo, Mitt Romney, Kris Kobach and etc.
Poll: Political independents outweigh partisans
Posted at: 06/05/2012 2:05 AM
By JENNIFER AGIESTA
(AP) WASHINGTON – Call it a pox on both the Republican and Democratic houses.
More Americans now call themselves politically independent than at any point in the last 75 years, according to a new poll. The survey also shows that those who do align themselves with a party are more ideological and have become more polarized than at any point in the last 25 years, particularly on issues important in this year’s presidential and congressional campaigns.
Party loyalty, however, only goes so far; neither Republicans nor Democrats say their own party is doing a good job standing up for its traditional positions.