Behind the Numbers: The Independents


Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/15/2012

Tea party support stable, but interest is waning

Increasing numbers say the more they hear about the movement, the less they like it.

By Scott Clement  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, Republican Party, Tea party, The Independents

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 01/17/2012

Tea party opposed by half of Americans

Fully half of Americans oppose the tea party political movement in a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Scott Clement  |  12:24 PM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  2012 polls, GOP nomination, Presidential Approval, The Independents, Republican Party

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/18/2010

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  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Independents

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/21/2009

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  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/21/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Independents, The Independents

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 07/06/2007

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  |  10:47 AM ET, 07/06/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Independents

Posted at 02:43 PM ET, 07/01/2007

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  |  02:43 PM ET, 07/01/2007 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  The Independents