This doesn’t really have anything to do with voting behavior. 90% of the population are Democrats, Democratic-leaning independents, Republicans or Republican-leaning independents. The “leaners” have voting records are that just as partisan as those who identify as Democrats or Republicans- in many cases, they tend to be even more purist on party issues. Only 10% of the voting population can be described as true swing voters, and these people tend to be highly suspicious of government, business, or both. In terms of actual voting behavior, the independent voter is more of a myth perpetuated by those who don’t like to admit how partisan our country really is.
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