Poll-itics: Record-high 40% of Americans identify as Independents in '11; Dems maintain edge in party I.D.



The percentage of Americans identifying as political independents increased in 2011, as is common in a non-election year, although the 40% who did so is the highest Gallup has measured, by one percentage point. More Americans continue to identify as Democrats than as Republicans, 31% to 27%. [...]

More Americans have identified as Democrats than Republicans in all but a few years since 1988.

Just yesterday, some right wing troll popped into my Twitter stream to gloat over something she concocted about more identifying as Republicans. I guess she missed this poll.