Triangulation Man: Independent Voters
President Barack Obama is using the political strategy of triangulation to court independent voters for the 2012 election. The strategy means ignore the progressive base and support policies such as extending the Bush tax cuts. Let's see how Obama is doing with independent voters in the latest Reuters/Ipsos poll.
Obama's approval among independent voters who he will need for his 2012 re-election drive took a sharp dive, to 37 percent from 47 percent, the poll found.
It is going to get worse when Republican presidential candidates hit the campaign trail and hammer Obama's economic policies.