Gallup: Number of Democrats drops, Independents rise

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Gallup finds that 31% of Americans identified as Democrats in 2010, down five points from just two years ago and tied for the lowest annual average in the last 22 years.

Meanwhile, while Democrats still outnumber Republicans by two points, the percentage identifying as independents increased to 38%, on the high end of what Gallup has measured in the last two decades.

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