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Independents Split Evenly Between the Candidates

By Justin Gardner

So goes the swing vote, so goes the election. At least that's what these numbers from Gallup suggest...

So who are these swing voters?


Major subgroups of the U.S. population giving neither candidate a large or consistent edge include 30- to 49-year-olds, 50- to 64-year-olds, college grads, those with some college education, those with no college education, political independents, and Catholics.

Many in the moderate/centrist/independent blogosphere have suspected this for quite some time, and with only 90 or so days until the election, it looks like this contest will be won or lost somewhere in the muddy middle.

So if you thought you had seen a lot of flip flopping before...just wait. It's about to become an art form.

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