The trend toward independents rising is there, from 30% in 2006 up to 41% today. Most Americans want the two major parties to work together and compromise.

I wonder if the rise in independent has something to do with public trust in government? This is prior to Biden, during Trump. But there seems to be a correlation.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.