musingsbymattheous-deactivated2 says: Wheeee did the creator of your 'educational' political graphic get their facts? As a registered Independent, I (and many people like me) aren't part of a party. We're not homophobic/Christian Republicans, nor are we Democrats. We think for ourselves.
» SFB says: It has a link directly on the image as far as where they got their poll results. I don’t think they’re lumping independents or moderates in with ideological views at all, rather just using the results and pointing out the general lean. Pew did an in-depth study on the matter, and the graphic uses actual poll data. For what it’s worth, I don’t think they’re trying to pinhole independents or moderates in any way, just using data to see if they can understand where they lean as a whole on various issues. I think the chart is trying to dispel the idea that moderates are automatically independents more than anything. — Ernie @ SFB