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Poll: Independents' support of Democrats slipping

By Michael Truelsen | TucsonSentinel.com | May 4, 2010


Support for Democrats by independents on several issues has slipped in the past year, according to a poll by a conservative research group. Resurgent Republic's research concluded that Democrats' support among independents - a big reason for victories in 2008 - has slipped.

“Much of the change has been driven by Congressional policy choices on the economy, jobs, government spending and health care, the issues which remain of most concern to voters,” said Whit Ayres, a Resurgent Republic board member. “For example, more than a month since its passage, predictions by Democratic leaders that the health care reform bill would become popular with voters, once passed, have not proved to be accurate, despite the White House’s concerted effort to tout the bill.”


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