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Pawlenty and Romney both benefit from third party luck

Larry Jacobs comments on the role of independent voters in Pawlenty's most recent victory.

Both elections featured Independent candidates, which exit polls showed drew more votes from Democrats in close races," says Jacobs. "I looked closely at the data and there's no doubt that Independence Party candidates accounted for Pawlenty's margin, particularly in his re-election (in 2006).

MinnPost
July 30, 2012

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