Independents Moving Away from Obama

Barack Obama speaking in Houston, Texas on the...Image via WikipediaIndependent voters are the canaries in the coal mine of American politics, telling a leader whether the air is safe or starting to fill up with some toxic gases. Bearing that in mind, President Barack Obama and his team ought to start worrying about the health of those canaries. While the president remains broadly popular, his standing has eroded noticeably among political independents in recent weeks. That slide, among a set of citizens central to Mr. Obama’s sizable victory in last year’s election, means he has reached a politically hazardous juncture at the midpoint of his first, exceptionally hectic year.Wall Street Journal

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