News4Jax.com reported Friday that in Florida, people registering as independents in the state last month accounted for 41 percent of the 57,374 new voter registrations, toppling those registering as Democrats (34 percent) and Republicans (26 percent).
Here is more information about independent voters, who make up a sizable chunk of the American electorate.
24 million: Registered independent voters, as reported by USA Today in December.
18: States that independent voter numbers have increased since 2008 out of the 28 states that track party affiliation.
40:Percent who identified themselves to Gallup in 2011 as independent voters.
9: Percent spread between independent voters and Democrats (31 percent). Independents held a margin of 13 points over Republicans (27 percent).
2.5: Years independent voters have outnumbered Democrats and Republicans, as reported by ABC News in January.
2: Percent difference between independent voters who think religious institutions should cover contraception in health plans even if they object as opposed to those who believe in exemptions (48 percent to 46 percent), according to a Pew Research Center poll in February and reported on by Pew's People & the Press.
41: Percent of college students who consider themselves independent voters, according to polling by independentvoting.org.
46: Percent of independent voters, per a Washington Post/ABC News poll from March, that want Obamacare struck down by the Supreme Court.
25: Percent of independents who want the Supreme Court to uphold the entire law.
72: Percent of independent voters who think the president and Congress should see the global warming issue as a priority, according to a study reported on by CleanTechnica.com.
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