Most independents are not all that “independent” politically. And the small share of Americans who are truly independent stand out for their low level of interest in politics.
For years, public trust in the federal government has hovered at near-record lows. That remains the case today, as the United States struggles with a pandemic and economic recession.
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
Neither party nets an overall advantage from the 9% of voters who have switched since 2018.