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Poll: Record number consider themselves independents

(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - According to a new poll from Gallup, a record number of Americans consider themselves politically independent.

The poll finds 42-percent of Americans don't consider themselves members of either major party.

The independent surge seems to be hurting republicans more than democrats. Only 25-percent identified as republican, a record low.

The numbers for democrats remained roughly unchanged over the last four years at 31-percent.