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Independent Voters Are Few in Number, Influential in Close Elections – And Hard for Campaigns to Reach

June 11, 2024

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Presented by The Conversation

As November looms, campaign strategists, pollsters, and political scientists have kept a close eye on independent voters. The 2024 presidential election is expected to be extremely close, and maximizing turnout — beyond each party’s staunchest supporters — will be paramount. As a result, attention has been focused on identifying and determining the votes “in play.” Political science scholar Julio Borquez analyzes the importance of independent voters for The Conversation.

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