Sunday, February 11, 2007

New Hampshire: large presence of undeclared or independent voters

From Pittsburgh Post Gazette: ...Dartmouth's Ms. Fowler concedes the criticism of the state's atypical demographics -- few minorities and a much smaller proportion of Christian conservatives than most states' GOP constituencies, for example. But she argues that the relatively large presence of undeclared or independent voters, who are free to choose between the two party primaries, make the New Hampshire contests better bellwethers for a general election than those of other early states where the nominating process is more dependent on party activists....

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