A new Gallup Poll confirms the way it has been trending: Democrats are losing an increasingly large chunk of independent voters to Republicans and are now ahead with that vital group — with the smallest difference between the two parties among independents since 2005. Which raises the question:
Joe Gandelman is a former fulltime journalist who freelanced in India, Spain, Bangladesh and Cypress writing for publications such as the Christian Science Monitor and Newsweek. He also did radio reports from Madrid for NPR’s All Things Considered. He has worked on two U.S. newspapers and quit the news biz in 1990 to go into entertainment. He also has written for The Week and several online publications, did a column for Cagle Cartoons Syndicate and has appeared on CNN.