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Behind the Numbers Archive: The Independents

Trend on presidential approval among independents

Political independents are again front-and-center in the latest analyses of new Post-ABC polling data (here and here), and a look back to data of yore show President Obama facing the highest recorded one-year disapproval rating among this key group. Among independents at one-year-mark: Approve Disapprove Obama 49% 49% G.W. Bush...

By Jon Cohen  |  January 18, 2010; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Independents  
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Pew Values Poll: Independents' Upper Hand

The Pew Research Center's invaluable political values survey is just out, emphasizing the continued growth in political independents, a group that appears increasingly conflicted about the role of government. The new poll's sweeping questionnaire allows an updated look at the impact the growth in independent voters and corresponding decline among...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  May 21, 2009; 10:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Polls , The Independents  
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The Independents: Unmasking the Disguised Partisans

In conjunction with the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation-Harvard University poll exploring attitudes of political independents, Behind The Numbers takes an in-depth look at each of the types of independents identified in the survey. Today's post focuses on Disguised Partisans, those who call themselves independent but vote and take issue positions...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 17, 2007; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Independents  
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The Independents: Understanding the Disillusioned

In conjuction with the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation-Harvard University poll exploring attitudes of political independents, Behind The Numbers will take an in-depth look at each of the types of independents identified in the survey. Today's post focuses on the Disillusioned, independents who have lost faith in the political system. The...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 6, 2007; 10:47 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Independents: Expanding on Deliberators

In conjuction with the Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation-Harvard University poll exploring attitudes of political independents, Behind The Numbers will take an in-depth look at each of the types of independents identified in the survey. Today's post focuses on Deliberators, the classic swing voters. Deliberators, comprising 18 percent of independents, are...

By Jennifer Agiesta  |  July 1, 2007; 2:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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