Pew survey: Partisan polarization in US hits 25-year high

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By Linda Feldmann

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"...noteworthy is the growth of political independents. Fewer Americans are affiliating with either of the major parties than at any time in the past 25 years, Pew found. And when Gallup poll data going back to 1939 are factored in, Pew concludes that there are now more political independents than at any point in the past 75 years.Currently, 38 percent of Americans self-identify as independents, while 32 percent are Democrats and 24 percent are Republicans."
 
 
 
J.D. Ellis
Vice Presidential Nominee,  America's Party

What Thomas Paine said of those who favored reconciliation with England in 1776, is now true of those who espouse loyalty to a Republican Party that gives us the most successful liberal governor in our nation's history as a presidential nominee:

"Though I would carefully avoid giving unnecessary offence, yet I am inclined to believe, that all those who espouse the doctrine of reconciliation, may be included within the following descriptions. Interested men, who are not to be trusted, weak men who CANNOT see, prejudiced men who will not see, and a certain set of moderate men who think better of the European world than it deserves; and this last class, by an ill-judged deliberation, will be the cause of more calamities to this Continent than all the other three."

--Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776

Though I would carefully avoid giving unnecessary offense, yet I am inclined to believe, that all those who say we must support Mitt Romney, as the Republican nominee for president, may be included within the following descriptions. Establishment Republican hacks, who are not to be trusted, weak men who CANNOT see for themselves but blindly follow the urging of the former, prejudiced men who will not see beyond the Republican Party label, and a certain set of quasi-principled but misinformed men who think better of the Republican Party than it deserves; and this last class, by an ill-judged deliberation, will be the cause of more calamities to this Nation than all the other three.