Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Marc Victor on What do you say to independent voters?
The Star invited Arizona’s three U.S. Senate candidates to answer that question, based on the following background:
Since this Senate seat was last open in 2006, the percentage of Arizonans who are registered independents has increased by 360,322 voters, or 54 percent. That compares with growth of 176,945 voters, or 9 percent, for all parties combined. There are now 1 million Arizona voters who identify with no party and 2 million who are party-affiliated.
How do you explain this trend toward rejection of organized political parties?