Voters In The 1960's

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Before the 1960’s, Independent voters attracted no attention. They were few in number, and had little significance in any election. All of that has changed beginning around the Vietnam era to recent Presidential elections. Voters were never were equal to begin with really. Everyone only gets one vote, but politicians, campaign and media will focus their attention on particular voters while ignoring others. In recent elections, the emphasis is revolved around Independent “swing voters”. As the country become equally divided and heavily polarized, it makes sense to concentrate on a segment of voters that are believed to determine the contemporary Presidential elections. In the 2004 election, less than forty percent of voters identified strongly

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