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More and More People Voting Independent
Written by Phyllis Smith
Last updated on January 17, 2014 @ 6:57PM
Created on January 17, 2014 @ 5:28PM

A new report showed the number of you who identify yourselves as republicans has dropped dramatically.

According to the poll, the number of those who consider themselves as Republican is at the lowest the party has seen in 25 years. Instead, more of you think of yourself as an Independent.

On average, a little over 40% of you said you were Independents last year. This is the highest rate for this party since data's been collected about those who vote this way.

As for the Grand Old Party, those of you that considered yourself a Republican peaked back in 2004 when former President George W. Bush won a second term in office.

With the problems when it comes Obamacare and the NSA spying leak. He's received all time low approval ratings. One woman said she thinks that in this day and age, the Independent Party appeals to people because it offers more options.

"Mainly people probably feel let down by their representatives. Maybe their opinions aren't reflected in what their representatives bring to the table," said Valarie Monica, a Pocahontas County resident.

Another man said he changed switched parties. He went from Republican to voting Independent.

"I was a Republican. My family was Republican, but as I grew older, I saw that there's good people on both sides, so I registered myself as an Independent ," said Jake Kopec, a Randolph County resident.

Participation in the Democratic Party has stayed pretty level. It has dipped a bit since President Obama was first elected. Since then, his credibility's taken a hit.


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