-54 Percent of Voters Say They Will Choose Candidates Who Emphasize Problem-Solving Over Party Affiliation-
-Problem Solving Voters Also Twice as Likely to Change Mind Before 2012 Elections-
According to a new No Labels poll, a majority of American voters can be characterized as problem-solving voters (PSVs), defined as individuals more likely to support candidates focused on solving problems than those who align most with their parties. 33 percent of PSVs also say they are likely to change their vote between now and November, compared to only 15 percent of non-PSVs.
A total of 94 percent of independents identify as PSVs, along with 30 percent of Democrats and 33 percent of Republicans. Only 16 percent of PSVs believe current leaders in Washington are able to get things done.
“This poll reveals that there are more than just independent voters up for grabs in this election. Significant percentages of Democrats and Republicans say they value problem-solving over partisanship,” said No Labels Co-Founder Mark McKinnon, who discussed the poll results on MSNBC’s Morning Joe today. “This is a huge voting bloc that absolutely cannot be ignored. Candidates who embrace the message of problem-solving in working across the aisle are likely to find a very receptive audience among voters.”
The poll was taken through a phone survey of 1,004 registered voters with a margin of error of 3.1 percent.
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