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!