Thursday, March 27, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

INDEPENDENT VOTERS:
  • Independent attraction (Washington Times) A recent Pew poll finds the percentage of self-identified independents has increased five points since 2004. And given these new winds, it's interesting that both parties — perhaps not by accident are poised to nominate candidates well suited to win this pivotal segment of the electorate.
  • NBC-WSJ poll: New Clinton lows (From NBC's Chuck Todd) Obama still much more competitive with independent voters when matched up against John McCain than Hillary Clinton is.

OPEN PRIMARIES:
  • Don’t Criminalize Party Switching (Wheeling News Register)
  • It's their party, they can cry if they want to-Washington state's parties are looking for the silver lining in the top two primary system, but they're not going to find it. (Crosscut Seattle)

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