Why Independents Feel Entitled to Reject Candidates No Matter WHO it Hurts

S. Novi
5 min readNov 16, 2019

Since the 2016 election results, you would think that having trump and his horrid administration in D.C. would be enough to teach anyone a lesson. However, when it comes to independents that sat out or voted third party, this assumption would be incorrect. You see, this group continues to act as self-entitled as they did prior and during the election process. They remain a group that seems to have very little in the way of political knowledge, yet stands on their decision, even though it brought us trump.

Anyone that has worked in a company or even had a long term successful personal relationship knows that compromise is always required. This is how the world works. No one EVER gets everything that they want. Yet the independents that stuck their fingers in their ears continue to “blame” everyone from the Democrats for not having a “good enough” candidate all the way to both parties for creating a conspiracy against them.

There may be some, but very few, that are mature enough to recognize the mistake that they made in sitting out their vote or voting third party; but a majority of them simply don’t seem to be mature enough to recognize that actions have consequences.

Pew Research Center did a report called: 6 facts about U.S. political independents

“A recent Pew Research Center report took a detailed look at these Americans. Among other things, it illustrated that independents have lower levels of political participation and are demographically different from those who affiliate with a party — and that their views are often as divided as those of self-identified partisans.

Here are six facts about political independents:

Nearly four-in-ten U.S. adults (38%) identify as politically independent, but most “lean” toward one of the two major parties. Only 7% of Americans overall don’t express a partisan leaning, while 13% lean toward the Republican Party and 17% lean toward the Democratic Party.

Independents who lean to one of the two parties are often much closer to partisans in their views than they are to independents who lean to the other party. For example, while 34% of independents as a whole said they approved of the way Donald Trump was



S. Novi

A journalist that worked in the media and continues to seek out truth and integrity. A liberal and one that is suspicious of cults and empty promises.