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Poll: Self-Identified Dems, Republicans near Record Lows

The two major political parties in the United States are struggling to maintain high membership counts as voters are uninterested in identifying with a specific party.

According to the latest Gallup poll released on Monday, 29 percent of voters considered themselves Democrats, the lowest tally in the last 27 years, while 26 percent identified as Republicans.

The Hill reports:

About 4 in 10 U.S. adults now say they are political independents, pollsters found. Approximately 42 percent used that label in 2015, pollsters said.

Though fewer people are claiming affiliation with either party, Democrats maintain the voting edge when independents are factored in. Roughly 16 percent of independents say they lean Democratic.

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