ABC News Analyst Matthew Dowd recently highlighted a puzzling fact about the American electorate: nearly 51 percent are neither conventional conservatives nor are they conventional liberals. He concludes that the 51 percent must be a “mishmash of independents, and not ideological members of either political party.”

Yoo Hoo! Matthew!? Here we are, well, at least half of that half you cannot identify.

The Reason-Rupe poll finds that about 24 percent of the electorate consists of small government types: They want government to be less involved in both economic and social issues. Roughly, they could be labeled the “libertarian group.”

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