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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.
What was significant about the 5th of November in 2007 was that Ron Paul, a relatively unknown “dark-horse” candidate changed the political landscape forever when he set the record for raising the most amount of money online in a single day.
Tere are thousands of different political polls tracking another large random number of elections, issues, and sentiments. This graph from the Huffington Post tracks 546 different Presidential polls and puts them all in a single chart, and aggregates the results.
With over 300,000 Facebook Likes, over 1,000,000 Google+ followers, and as of today, over 100,000 Twitter followers, Gary Johnson could be laying the groundwork to make a significant impact on the political conversation for a long-time to come.
High-volume searches peaked several times during Monday’s debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. The first spike in ‘Romney’ searches came when the Governor urged Obama to visit.