If PoliticsPA readers could change the current primary system in the state, they would.
With 681 votes casted, 58% of PoliticsPA readers believe that Independents should be allowed to vote in the Pennsylvania primary. 42% polled believe the primary system should remain closed.
The poll also shows that Democrats and those who would most likely vote in their upcoming primary are more likely to support an open primary system. 37% of self identified Democrats or those who lean Democratic believe the primary should be open, while 21% in the party or lean towards the Dems believe that Independents should not be able to vote in their primary.
Republicans or GOP leaning Independents were nearly split even on this issue. 144 self-identified Republicans or GOP leaning Independents voted yes to an open primary, while 141 in the party or lean towards the GOP believe that the primary system should not change.
681 readers weighed in on this poll.
Should PA Allow Independents to Vote In Primaries?
- Yes, Democrat (37%)
- Yes, Republican (21%)
- No, Democrat (21%)
- No, Republican (21%)