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-FiveThirtyEight's Harry Enten: "I have the state polls as well... Combining the two, I feel like the truth is in-between
"Most independents are closet partisans," political scientist John Sides wrote in 2010, pointing to data that shows the opinions
The movement in party identification doesn't represent a seismic change in Americans' views, however, so much as an increased unwillingness to be tethered to either party, especially the GOP. When Gallup asked those independents whether they leaned toward one side, just a fraction -- about 10 percent of Americans -- described themselves as purely independent. The rest leaned equally toward one party or the other, with 16 percent expressing more of an affinity for the Democrats, and 16 percent fo
Levels of party identification regularly shift, especially among less dogmatic voters. Nearly all of the change comes from
Here are the current party ID splits for the most recent polls that currently show an Obama lead. (The firms provide slightly