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The current presidential election cycle has dominated headlines for well over a year already. Heading into the final months, the intensity of public scrutiny is only expected to increase. With the Republican and Democratic tickets all but formally set, the big question remains: what role will independents and third party candidates play this election?
Nearly 40% of voters now consider themselves politically independent, the highest ever in our country’s history. With the economy struggling, congressional approval at record low, and unfavorable ratings of both parties higher than ever, independent voters will have a significant impact on the 2012 elections.
The vice presidential debate was regarded as being better on facts and more substantive than the first presidential debate, but followed much of the same narrative that President Obama and.
As turmoil in the Middle East grows, the presidential race focuses on foreign policy, with candidates trying to give voters an idea of the global landscape’s trajectory over the next few.
The PPP, or Public Policy Polling, has show Johnson gaining percentages in the polls. He holds approximately 3% in Nevada and recently gained in Montana, with 6%. While the numbers might now seem like something Johnson should cheer about, they are significant and have the chance of upsetting projected outcomes in the states in which he is included on the ballot.
As we near the U.S election in November, foreign policy is slowly making itself a more prominent issue in the race to the top. The president will have a plethora of global issues to tackle, but these five will make it to the top of his lists.