December 26, 2011
A recent analysis conducted by USA Today showed that American voters are fed up with both mainstream political parties and are leaving them in droves.
The newspaper claims that “More than 2.5 million voters have left the Democratic and Republican parties since the 2008 elections.”
Over the last decade this trend has only seemed to accelerate says USA Today. While many people feel there is little difference in the parties, their options remain slim. Yet, voters switching to Independent have climbed dramatically.
Nationally, Democrats still outnumber Republicans 42 million registered voters to 30 million, however Dems have lost the most voters since 2008. Meanwhile Independents are becoming a viable party in itself with 24 million registered voters.