Obama Loses Ground in 2012 Reelection Bid - In GOP, Romney Leads, Attentive Like Perry, Bachmann Most Visible (Pew Research Center) This is consistent with a drop in Obama’s approval among all independents. Currently, a majority (54%) disapprove of Obama’s performance for the first time in his presidency. His approval among independents has slipped to 36% from 42% last month and 49% in late May. (See “Public Wants a Debt Ceiling Compromise, Expects a Deal Before Deadline.”)
Jackie Salit, President of independentvoting.org, says 'I'm a member of the Anti-Party' -- most Americans don't like parties, partisanship, and Americans will come together around structural political reform. There is no center -- O needs to come out strongly in support of political reform and indies will support him.