Party Identification

Date Republican Democrat Independent
1990 31 33 29
1991 31 31 33
1992 27 33 36
1993 27 34 34
1994 30 32 34
1995 32 30 34
1996 29 33 33
1997 28 33 32
1998 28 34 31
1999 27 34 34
2000 28 33 30
2001 29 33 30
2002 30 31 30
2003 30 32 31
2004 30 33 30
2005 29 33 30
2006 28 33 31
2007 25 33 34
2008 25 36 32
2009 24 34 35
2010 25 33 35
2011 24 32 37
2012 25 33 36
2013 24 32 38

The number of political independents has continued to grow, as both parties have lost ground among the public. Independents now outnumber either Democrats or Republicans, with 38% of Americans choosing that label. Read more