- CNN Poll:Obama Expands Lead To 7 Points, Independent Voters Cool On Romney (Kyle Leighton, TPM) “Among independent voters, the poll indicates President Obama has a 53%-42% lead,” CNN Polling Director Keating Holland told CNN.com. “The president holds a nine point advantage among women voters and a smaller six point edge among men.”
- Ann McFeatters: Watch the rise of independent voters (Newsday) A record number of us now say we are political independents, swiveling our heads right and left as we watch the Democrats and the Republicans try to govern -- and fail. Forty-four percent of Americans insist they are neither Republican nor Democrat, according to Gallup polling. That is about 9 percentage points higher than surveys showed at the same period in 2008, the last presidential election year.
- Independentvoters make up a larger share of North Carolina's registry (Fayettesville Observer) Since 2000, the number of unaffiliated voters has grown by 77 percent in Cumberland County and 112 percent statewide, according to an analysis of voter records by The Fayetteville Observer.
- See same article, different version here Inside Politics: Number of independent votersgrowing fast in Cumberland County and North Carolina.
- Voter registration down from four years ago (Ryan Lengerich, Rapid City Journal) Voter registration in South Dakota has dipped since 2008 for Democrats and Republicans, but more voters are declaring their independence. Independent voters increased 7.5 percent since the 2008 general election, to 88,726.
- Same article: Voter registration down in South Dakota, but more residentsregistering independent (The Republic, Indiana)
- Same article Voter registration down in S.D., but independents up (Sioux City Journal)