WWMT - wwmt.com - Search Results The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available. 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.