What do we have when you take the tea party voters out of the equation when measuring the independent vote? Heck, there is definitely a part of that phenomenal 16 % lead for Romney among independents who are “us”— plain old Republicans just going by a different name. How big a part is it?
This election depends on help from turning Democrats.
How many Republicans registered as Democrats during the Rush Choas in 2008? Are the Democrats counting on those for Obama, lots of luck.