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Independent Voters Reject Both Obama and Romney's Plans for the Economy

by Wes Messamore, published

Look what ABC News is reporting:

"Swing-voting independents see Barack Obama’s plans for the economy negatively rather than positively by 54-38 percent in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, marking the president’s challenges as he seeks re-election in still-troubled economic times. It’s no party for Mitt Romney either. Independents also rate his economic plans more unfavorably than favorably, by 47-35 percent. But more are undecided, giving Romney some room to maneuver; unlike Obama, Romney avoids majority criticism in this group."

Romney might fare marginally better, but still, a 12 point gap on favorability for his economic plans isn't exactly a vote of confidence. My advice to independents who don't believe either candidate will improve the economy with their policy agenda is not to give in to the "lesser-of-two-evils" mentality by November.  You're only really throwing away your vote if you vote for someone you don't strongly prefer merely because they are only marginally less harmful than the alternative. Instead, pick a third party or independent candidate that you really believe will make the country stronger.

Just my personal opinion.

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