Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Independents Are 40% and Rising


  • The Rise of the Independent Voice (By Michael Drucker, IVN/ Independent View) Recently the number of independent voters have risen to 40% in some polls. The media has tried to give them a voice. They are called swing voters or democrats and republicans in hiding. They are disappointed with congress and the administration due to their inability to govern. Some of these voters are independent activists. So lets find out where they are from and what they have to say.*
  • Percentage of independent California voters inches upward (Sac Bee/ Capitol Alert) with nearly 21 percent of the electorate now registered to vote with no party preference, according to a report today by the California secretary of state… Meanwhile, the proportion of voters registered to vote Democratic declined to 43.93 percent from 44.04 percent in February 2011, while Republican registration dropped to 28.94 percent from 30.88 percent two years ago..
  • 5 Lessons Learned from the 2013 State of the News Media Report (By Jane Susskind, IVN) 1. Independent voters are key: Major networks need to appeal to independent voters, both on and offline. According to the 2013 State of the News Media report, independents are the most likely to have left a news outlet, making up 34% of those who no longer follow certain news outlets.
* Also see Independents Rising: Third Party Politics In America -- Michael Lewis, Independent Kentucky...

1 comment:

richardwinger said...

Concerning California registration, the percentage of independent voters in the new tally is lower than in the last tally. The last tally, from October 2012, had independents at 20.94%, but the new tally shows them at 20.86%. The Secretary of State's press release doesn't compare the new data with the last tally; instead it compares the new data with the data two years ago.