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August 21, 2012


Independent Voters Want Cooperation

A new Washington Post/Kaiser Family Foundation study finds that independents make up about a third of all voters but "are not a monolithic bloc. Nor are many of them truly independent in their voting patterns. Nearly two-thirds of Americans who describe themselves as independents act very much like partisan Republicans or partisan Democrats."

"Still, one clear factor that separates them from Democrats and Republicans is a near-uniform call for greater cross-party cooperation. Seven in 10 independents say they favor compromise between the parties rather than confrontation, according to the survey. Just as many say they are dissatisfied with the country's political system."












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