Have you noticed in the results that on most issues Independents lean the same direction Democrats do and Libertarians lean the direction Republicans lean?
Reagan once said "The heart of the Republican Party is Libertarianism" They are full supporters of personal freedom and independents are usually post-moderns (the ones I've talked to on SOH) and are pretty liberal socially.
Not on this poll they dont
Democrats became Independents so they won't have to take the heat for Obama. An Independent is an excuse for not having the courage to truly and strongly stand up for what you believe. It is cowering at best. Republicans as Independents are the same.
I consider libertarian to be on the right. In comparison to other ideas on the political spectrum.