Campaigns/Elections

The Independent Vote

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The best news for Ron Paul tonight might be his showing among independents. On the Democratic side, independent voters overwhelmingly preferred Barack Obama: According to the data presently posted at CNN's site, he got 41% of their support, well ahead of John Edwards' 28%. In the Republican contest, their favorite was Paul: CNN says he got 29% of the independent vote, compared to 23% for his nearest rival, John McCain.

Is that good tidings for New Hampshire? Maybe—or maybe it just means they'll turn out for Obama instead of voting in the Republican race. Stay tuned.

[Via Andrew Sullivan.]