Q: (AMONG INDEPENDENTS) Have you always thought of yourself as an independent, or have you thought of yourself as a Democrat or a Republican in the past?
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Independents make up about a third of all voters. They constitute about half of those who are uncommitted in their choice for president. And they are one of the most mischaracterized groups in the electorate. Graphic: Different stripes of partisans and independents: http://bit.ly/Pw4306
This Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll was conducted by telephone July 25 to August 5, 2012, among a random national sample of 3,130 adults, including users of both conventional and cellular phones. The results from the full survey have a margin of sampling error of plus or minus two percentage points; error margins are 3.5 points for the samples of 1,027 Democrats and 1,054 independents and four points for the sample of 846 Republicans. Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS) of Media, Pa.