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Independent Voters Shift Support to Republicans, Poll Shows

Independent voters who helped elect President Barack Obama in 2008 and give Democrats control of Congress have shifted their support to Republicans, a new poll shows.

Independents who are likely to vote say they prefer Republican candidates over Democrats in the Nov. 2 elections to determine control of Congress by a margin of 49 percent to 36 percent, according to the poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.