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View Diary: Polls and The Election – A Revisit (93 comments)

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  •  Don't confuse "high information" with (0+ / 0-)

    ..."early information."

    I think it's a good bet that many independents don't follow politics as closely on an ongoing basis as partisans, for a number of reasons. That makes them low-information citizens. It doesn't necessarily follow that they are low-information voters. They may have lots of information by the time they arrive at the polls.

    Keep in mind that, in many states, independents can't vote in the primaries. So they have little reason to book up on the candidates until winners emerge from the primary season. Others are independents because they are turned off by politics in general and don't like either party much. Not a lot of motivation to book up any sooner than they have to.

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