The outcome of the 2022 election will come down to the choices of our friends who call themselves “Independent Voters”. According to a January Gallup poll, these mysterious middle-grounders make up 42 percent of all voters this cycle—up from 38 percent in 2018. While independents are unaligned with either party, the vast majority lean toward one party or the other. If trends since the Trump era hold, the majority of Independents will lean toward the Democratic party, while a shrinking set will have no leaning at all this election season. That said, the non-leaning 7% of the electorate has the power to determine our nation’s future. The GOP only needs to net one seat to reclaim the Senate. Plus, many critical 2022 races up and down the ballot will be decided by 1-2 percentage points. So, the non-leaning Independent vote will decide America’s future.