There’s a tendency to view independent voters as being in the middle. That’s not who they are at all. In fact, the philosophical spectrum of independents is broader than that of Republicans or Democrats — it goes further to the right and further to the left.

There’s a tendency to view independent voters as being in the middle. That’s not who they are at all. In fact, the philosophical spectrum of independents is broader than that of Republicans or Democrats — it goes further to the right and further to the left.
Steve Peace, former Democratic Senator and co-chair of the Independent Voter Project