Where We Live talked about independent voters in Connecticut and the country. We spoke with Anna Sale from WNYC, Renny Fulco from Trinity College, Alan Abramowitz from Emory University, Debbie Hauser of No Labels, and Denise Merrill, Connecticut’s secretary of state.
Kicking off the #wherewevote series, Where We Live host John Dankosky, WNYC reporter Anna Sale, and a host of professors and politicians looked into the elusive independent voter.
People were quick to claim their lack of affiliation to any major party.
|Obama Loses Ground in 2012 Reelection Bid | Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
The sizeable lead Barack Obama held over a generic Republican opponent in polls conducted earlier this year has vanished as his support among independent voters has fallen off.Currently, 41% of registered voters say they would like to see Barack Obama reelected, while 40% say they would prefer to see a Republican candidate win in 2012.
|The Brian Lehrer Show – Anna and the Independent Voter: In the Granite State
It’s a Free Country reporter Anna Sale returns to discuss how the GOP candidates are trying to woo the famously independent New Hampshire voter. → Add Your Comments, Listen and Read a Recap at It’s A Free Country
Emory University Professor of Political Science, Alan Abramowitz, claimed that few, if any, moderate Republicans still exist. In a recent column of Abramowitz’s, he writes that independent voters are still crucial for success in the 2012 elections.
|Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball » Setting the Record Straight: Correcting Myths about Independent Voters
Alan I. Abramowitz, Senior Columnist July 7th, 2011 There they go again. The presidential campaign season is barely under way but already pundits and pollsters are making misleading claims about independent voters and the role they play in presidential elections.
|Where We Live: The Independent Voter | yourpublicmedia.org
Where We Live: The Independent Voter Where We Live: The Independent Voter A Pew survey from earlier this year shows that a growing number of Americans are choosing not to identify with either party. These so-called "independent" voters are thought to be key to the President’s re-election, and control of congress.