Skip to comments.NY Times: Poll Finds Tea Party Anger Rooted in Issues of Class
Posted on 04/14/2010 4:05:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Tea party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, tend to be Republican, white, male, and married, and their strong opposition to the Obama administration is more rooted in political ideology than anxiety about their personal economic situation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters look like Republicans in many ways, but they hold more conservative views on a range of issues and tend to be older than Republicans generally. They are also more likely than Republicans as a whole to describe themselves as very conservative and President Obama as very liberal.
And while most Republicans say they are dissatisfied with Washington, Tea Party supporters are more likely to classify themselves as angry.
Speculation and anecdotal evidence have often taken the place of concrete data about who supports the Tea Party movement, and the poll offers some surprising findings.
Their fierce animosity toward Washington, and the president in particular, is rooted in deep pessimism about the direction of the country and the conviction that the policies of the Obama administration are disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than the middle class or the rich.
The overwhelming majority of Tea Party supporters say Mr. Obama does not share the values most Americans live by, and that he does not understand the problems of people like themselves.
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Most of the NYSlimes are pedophiles.
What they aren’t are toothless “bitter clingers” like the media and Dems have been trying to portray?
In other words, exactly the kind of people who shouldn’t have anything to say about how the country is governed. Toothless racist extremists! /s
George Soros and his class are not TEA Partiers.
We are the higher-educated middle-class general public.
Sorry honey, this white, divorced, dirt poor female doesn’t want your Marxism. Annie, get yer gun.
They are old enough to remember living in a free country and have guilt about not paying attention to what has been going on.
This is horsesh*t. I know more women who are really pissed off at the DemocRATS right now than I do “white males”. The ‘RATS better figure that out quick. Or maybe they already have.
They still just don’t get it do they ...
NYT can’t find it’s a$$....(hint, look at the top)
The NYT could interview 30,000 TEA Partiers and still know nothing about them. They cannot imagine people like me and others who are involved in wanting a smaller government, less taxes and believe in the Constitution.
Is it possible, that might be an insult to pedophiles?
They also tend to pay more taxes to support the social freeloaders than other groups.
With the primary difference being the Tea Party supporters are paying attention. Everyone else would classify themselves as angry if they were awake and paying attention as well.
Don’t you know, you are supposed to do what they tell you?
I call BS on this crapola. I’m female, not married and far from being wealthy...suck on that, NY Slimes.
Another Kate Zernike “smear” piece. She must be the Times favorite “smearmeister” now. She did it to the Swift Boat Veterans for the Truth About John Kerry, so why not use her to attack the Tea Party people?
Thanks to Obama and his marxist minions and congressional asskissers, I’m now a parttime employee, lost all work benefits, and have been denied life insurance due to a heart condition. (Yesterday I filled and lifted file boxes that collectively weighed about 700 lbs. I’m fitter than the clown who denied me life insurance).
Yes, NY Times. Keep smearing people like me. Meanwhile, my dog will keep smearing your newspaper with the good stuff.
As for Zernike, a leftist smear-artist like you would have lasted 5 minutes in Vietnam before one of our troops would have shot you for treason.
From a MACV-accredited, loyal American Bao Chi, Nam, ‘70.
RNC please copy!
Perhaps Tea Party members are justified in being angry, after all, when you’ve worked your way through college, paid back any loans, owned and operated small businesses that employees people, then they’re told their “wealth” will be redistributed and their healthcare in soon approaching old age will be rationed in another “wealth” redistribution scheme, what can you expect?
Does the NYT really think any one is going to believe that it would report on the Tea Party movement in a credible, fair and impartial manner? Why do they waste the ink and paper? The people who read the rag have made their minds up, and the people who don’t read it aren’t going to be persuaded by anything the NYT and SeeBS comes up with.
More class warfare from the NYT.
Yeah, we’re the ones pulling the cart full of freeloaders, NYSlimes a**holes.
True, they could. But they won't. It is beneath their pay scale, and besides, they would have to get off of their pedestal and meet real people.
I thought Tea Partiers were poor, illiterate, racist whites?
Can’t they decide on a meme and stick with it?
Republican, white, male, and married,===
and what does the other 82% look like?
No. The Pravda Media lies. It is a cultural debate AGAINST Socialism which has been a repugnant concept in America to the majority since the spectre first raised its head a century ago.
Successful business owners who can see drain we're headed for if the spending and taxing and taxing and spending do not get brought under control.
And here are your typical MSM reporters at work!
Got this email
A very chilling letter.
POSTED BY ANN BARNHARDT - MARCH 25, AD 2010 11:42 AM MST
Dhimmitude is the muslim system of controlling non-muslim populations conquered through jihad. Specifically, it is the TAXING of non-muslims in exchange for tolerating their presence AND as a coercive means of converting conquered remnants to Islam.
The ObamaCare bill is the establishment of Dhimmitude and Sharia muslim diktat in the United States. Muslims are specifically exempted from the government mandate to purchase insurance, and also from the penalty tax for being uninsured. Islam considers insurance to be “gambling”, “risk-taking” and “usury” and is thus banned. Muslims are specifically granted exemption based on this. How convenient. So I, Ann Barnhardt, a Christian, will have crippling IRS liens placed against all of my assets, including real estate, cattle, and even accounts receivables, and will face hard prison time because I refuse to buy insurance or pay the penalty tax. Meanwhile, Louis Farrakhan will have no such penalty and will have 100% of his health needs paid for by the de facto government insurance. Non-muslims will be paying a tax to subsidize muslims. Period. This is Dhimmitude.
Dhimmitude serves two purposes: it enriches the muslim masters AND serves to drive conversions to Islam. In this case, the incentive to convert to Islam will be taken up by those in the inner-cities as well as the godless Generation X, Y and Z types who have no moral anchor. If you don’t believe in Christ to begin with, it is no problem whatsoever to sell Him for 30 pieces of silver. “Sure, I’ll be a muslim if it means free health insurance and no taxes. Where do I sign, bro?”
If you are a Christian and you acquiesce to this, you will be bending your knee to Islam, and denying Christ. How many of the early Christians went to horrific deaths rather than offer a mere pinch of incense to a statue of Caesar? Every single one of us has a BIG decision to make right now, in this moment. The choice is to either offer a pinch of incense to Islam and Marxism, or take up our cross and follow Christ. I’ve made my decision. I choose Christ. I choose the Cross.
Agitprop from The Slimes.
Communists, Liberals, Progressives, Socialists etc. see everything in issues of class.
47% of the public pays no income tax. The tea party are 50% of the remaining 53%.
Billion dollar marxists like George Soros and Bill Gates and Ted Kennedy believed we don’t pay ENOUGH taxes yet.
NYTimes sticks head way, way up ass and tries to assess the situation. Decides race card no longer working, let’s try class warfare again.
Well sure they are well educated ... and that’s the problem, isn’t it.
We just want to stop the madness. The NYT represents the madness (class warfare, envy, racism, sexism)
Yes, all the people at those tea parties look exactly like the guy on the Monopoly box. I’m a dead ringer for Mr. Peanut myself, including the top hat and monocle, am filthy rich, having inherited a fortune via my late Uncle Scrooge’s molybdenum mines, and hate everybody else on Earth.
These two reporterettes are both lazy and stupid.
While the majority of us may be educated and middle class, it isn’t class envy or feeling sorry for the poor.
We are pissed off at the direction that politicians are taking this country. We want less government controls, smaller government and no unions for government employees. And we are pissed off that they are not listening to us.
This is disinformation from the New York Times, because independents are a huge part of the Tea Party, as well as some Democrats. Anyone remember the poll that said that more than half of Tea Partiers are independents or Democrats?
New Agency Proposed to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae  (New York Times ^ | 9-11-2003 | New York Times)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2003 The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.
... Among the groups denouncing the proposal today were the National Association of Home Builders and Congressional Democrats who fear that tighter regulation of the companies could sharply reduce their commitment to financing low-income and affordable housing.
''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ''The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.''
Representative Melvin L. Watt, Democrat of North Carolina, agreed.
''I don't see much other than a shell game going on here, moving something from one agency to another and in the process weakening the bargaining power of poorer families and their ability to get affordable housing,'' Mr. Watt said.
the greatest number of Tea Party supporters blamed Congress.
I guess that the Revisionist Stalinists at the Times have flushed this down the memory hole.
Congratulations. They have gone beyond “DNC” talking points now to “CPUSA” talking points.
They should at LEAST giver proper attribute to the Daily Worker when they crib articles...
We’re not Neanderthals> They are extinct.
We are renewed CroMagnons - survivors, strong, and growing stronger.
The Democrats, liberals and marxists are the Dodo Birds, and on their way to extinction.
Next, the Snail Darter Fish. Tastes like chicken.
what a lie....its rooted in unfair taxation...
Good Lord, a majority of Americans feel that way hands down.
If the slimes declares something a fact then we know it’s a lie.
Tea party supporters are “more well-educated than the general public.”
True, just surprising the NYT said it. There goes your stereotype, libs, that tea parties are all uneducated rednecks.