Trashing the mainstream narrative that “coveted” independent voters, those not identifying with either current political party, are unconditionally in love with Barack Obama, and that he’s leading them to victories in 2014, a new AP poll today reveals a eye-opening number, but under-reported. Only 16% of independent voters approve of Obama’s job performance, and this number has tanked by more than half since January of this year:
A bad sign for Democrats is that Obama has bled support among independents – 60 percent disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, while only 16 percent approve. As he began his second term in January, independents tilted positive, 48 percent approved and 39 percent disapproved.
In U.S., Perceived Need for Third Party Reaches New High
Twenty-six percent believe Democratic and Republican parties do adequate job
PRINCETON, NJ -- Amid the government shutdown, 60% of Americans say the Democratic and Republicans parties do such a poor job of representing the American people that a third major party is needed. That is the highest Gallup has measured in the 10-year history of this question. A new low of 26% believe the two major parties adequately represent Americans.
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