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Today on Your Call: Who are the independents?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll have an open lines to independents. According to a Gallup poll, more Americans identify as Democrats than as Republicans, 31 percent to 27 percent.  Last year, the percentage of Americans identifying as political independents increased to 40 percent. Do you identify as an independent? What issues are important to you? Are you voting? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org? Where do independents fit within the two-party political system? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.


Omar Ali, Associate Professor of African American History at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an independent political analyst on CNN. He is editor of The Neo-Independent online and author of the book Independent Black Politics and Third-Party Movements in the United States.
Jason Olson, the Director of IndependentVoice.Org, a political non-profit organization that serves as the California branch of the independent movement. 

Web Resources:

Independent Voting

Washington Post: Five myths about independent voters

The Public Professor: The Jim Crow of Bipartisan Rule

Washington Post: Independents favor cooperation, are dissatisfied with political system

Yahoo:  Independent Voters, by the Numbers