Courting the Independent Voter

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Republican Scott Brown's victory in Tuesday's Massachusetts Senate race proved the power of independent voters, and the degree to which they are shifting away from the Democratic party, only a year after they helped propel Barack Obama into the presidency. We speak with Jay Campbell, a vice president at Hart Research, and with Ross Baker, professor of political science at Rutgers University.

"That may well be a revolt of the 'haves.' I think that these were affluent people. They're also of course, people living in Massachusetts. who already have health insurance. So the idea of piling national health insurance on top of state health insurance may have seemed to many of them to be redundant."

--Jay Campbell


Ross Baker and Jay Campbell

Hosted by:

Miles O'Brien

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