Mavericks? Independents far outnumber Republicans and Democrats - and it’s recordbreaking | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Mavericks? Independents far outnumber Republicans and Democrats - and it’s recordbreaking

Republican, Democrat — and Maverick? We already know that Americans are weary of Congress, the White House, gridlock and government. Now that ire has inspired voter defections: The number of self-described ‘independents” is at a record high level says substantive new Gallup research. “An average 43 percent of Americans identified politically as independents in 2014,” says analyst Jeffrey M. Jones, who also reports the number is the highest since the pollster began tracking the phenomenon in 1988.

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