Exit polls show large independent vote in Dem primaries

Make of this what you will, from the A.P.:

Early exit polls show independents are a sizable chunk of the electorate in presidential primaries in Ohio, Texas, Rhode Island and Vermont.

In all those states except Rhode Island, Tuesday’s primaries were “open,” meaning all voters could choose which party’s contest to vote in. In Rhode Island, only registered independents could choose between parties.

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‘);The surveys for The Associated Press and television networks found self-described independents were about one in five voters in Ohio’s Democratic primary, one in four in Texas, a third in Rhode Island and four in 10 in Vermont.

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