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Obama Independents

Just How Independent Are Independent Voters?

Sam Sommers | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics
Sam Sommers

How might these unaffiliated and presumably more objective voters react to the nominee, controversy, statement, or gaffe? But who are these Independents? And just how independent are they anyway?

Obama vs. Romney: The Economy

Bob Burnett | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Despite all the bad economic news, Obama has a favorability lead over Romney. The president has to build upon this and convince independents their best interests will be served by voting for him in November.

Why an Independent Presidential Candidate Is Desperately Needed

Andrew S. Doctoroff | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Andrew S. Doctoroff

The need for a new voice is evident. The major parties have proven themselves incapable of proposing, and implementing, intellectually honest solutions to the problems undermining the long-term health of our country.

My Declaration of Independents

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

I used to imagine the president was playing 11-dimensional political chess with Republicans, a strategy I was too dim to grasp. I've begun to wonder whether his negotiating is his way of dog-whistling to Independents that he's their guy.

Mark Blumenthal

Should Obama Focus On 'Independents'? | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Should Democrats focus on winning back political independents, and should their strategy focus on greater bipartisanship? That's the me...

Gridlock in Congress: Who Will Blink First?

Bill Lucey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lucey

Was this what the Framers had in mind when they wrote the Constitution, making it virtually impossible for drastic reform to take place with a bicameral legislature? It sure looks that way.

Mark Penn: Obama Independent Support Would "Evaporate" In General Election

Election Central | Greg Sargent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On a conference call with reporters just now, Hillary pollster Mark Penn sought to make the case for her electability by dredging up bad memories of t...