Gamechangers? Independent Voters May Rewrite the Political Playbook

Gamechangers: ASU, USC and Independent Voting Release Groundbreaking Study of Independents

Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University and the Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy teamed up with Independent Voting to examine the independent voter phenomenon and the impact that it is having on the American political landscape. Their findings have been outlined in the briefing paper, "Gamechangers? Independent Voters May Rewrite the Political Playbook," released last week and noted in POLITICO's "California "Playbook."

"Like Einstein's theory of relativity or Galileo's insistence that the earth revolves around the sun, new ways of seeing the dynamics of our world can be gamechanging," said Jackie Salit, President of Independent Voting. "In our work with USC's Schwarzenegger Institute and ASU's Morrison Institute, we're showing the world new ways of seeing the independent voter. This will have a dramatic impact on the politics of our country."

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger added:

"The rising number of voters in the United States who are registering and identifying as 'independent' is a very important phenomenon and is already impacting local, state and national elections. Understanding who these voters are and what they care about is essential to a strong democracy, and I am proud to have my Institute involved with this study."

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