"President Barack Obama “is making strong inroads” with independent voters in 12 swing states that will likely decide his re-election, according to a new “PurplePoll” from the bipartisan firm Purple Strategies.
Among independents, last month Obama trailed former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) by 2 points and led former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by 3 points. In the poll released Wednesday, Obama led Romney by 8 points and Santorum by 11 points among the voting bloc. Overall, Obama led Romney by 4 points and Santorum by 8 points."
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