Independents favor cooperation, are dissatisfied with political system

… Independent voters are not a monolithic bloc. Nor are many of them truly independent in their voting patterns, according to a new study by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans who describe themselves as independents act very much like partisan Republicans or partisan Democrats.

Still, one clear factor that separates them from Democrats and Republicans is a near-uniform call for greater cross-party cooperation. [cont.]

Jon Cohen and Dan Balz, Washington Post