Sunday, May 24, 2009

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

  • The Hill picks up the Pew Research piece on the centrality of independent voters in today's political climate, as does the St. Louis Post Dispatch,., and pal-item from Richmond, Indiana...
  • Joe Gandelman comments on the Pew poll over at The Moderate Voice -- he says that "more than ever the true battleground for elections is going to be over which party can win over independent voters — since independent voter identification and centrism are surging." Ok, but let's not forget the option that independent voters are becoming a voting bloc increasingly voting against partisan interests and in favor of their own interests -- a tough battleground for the parties to operate on....

  • It seems that New York City isn't the only place where school reform is on the table -- Boston considers returning to elected school committees...

  • And Errol Lewis has some observations on why Mayor Bloomberg is running HARD for re-election... [And just by the way, that 7-point gain since February in popularity for Mayor Mike is a result of the New York City Independence Party endorsement....]


  • Independent journalist Stephen Thompson gives us a picture of what happened to the Perot movement in Washington State...

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