Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Poll Shows Negative View of Tea Party on the Rise (More from The Slime Masters at the NY Times)
New York Times ^ | August 5, 2011 | KATE ZERNIKE

Posted on 08/05/2011 11:25:04 AM PDT by lbryce

Little more than a year ago, most Americans did not know enough about the Tea Party to have an opinion. Now, more people have opinions, and they are hardly positive.

The percentage of people with an unfavorable view of the Tea Party in a New York Times/CBS News Poll this week was higher than it has been since the first time the question was asked, in April 2010. Forty percent of those polled this week characterized their view as “not favorable,” compared with 18 percent in the first poll.

In the first poll, a plurality, 46 percent, said they had not heard enough about the Tea Party to have an opinion (an additional 14 percent were undecided). Now, just 21 percent said they had not heard enough.

The Tea Party may have benefited early on from people not really knowing exactly what it was.

While 18 percent of people in the April 2010 poll identified themselves as Tea Party supporters, just 4 percent of those polled had actually attended a meeting or given money to the movement.

Without any central organization or policy platforms, the Tea Party became a vehicle for all sorts of amorphous frustrations. Many people came to it more out of anxiety about the economy or anger toward Washington than for any specific policy position.

On Election Day, while 4 in 10 voters said they were Tea Party supporters, many might not have known what they were signing up for.

The debate over the debt ceiling gave people a more concrete picture: Tea Party groups and members of the Tea Party caucus in the House and Senate — many of them elected in the Republican sweep of 2010 — insisted that they would not raise the debt ceiling under any circumstances.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2011polls; mediabias; newyorkslimes; nyt; pravda; propaganda; teaparty
The New York Times slime machine spewing out the propaganda at a prodigious rate that would make Pravda proud.
1 posted on 08/05/2011 11:25:13 AM PDT by lbryce
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Bovine excrement from The Slimes.


2 posted on 08/05/2011 11:27:27 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

The percentage of people with an unfavorable view of the Tea Party “in a New York Times/CBS News Poll......?”

Stop right there!.....No need to go any further.


3 posted on 08/05/2011 11:27:51 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Aw, the precious little Slimes. Say, what is the public opinion of the Slimes’ man Hussein? Do they love him?


4 posted on 08/05/2011 11:29:56 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Too bad that all of their negative slime won’t have the slightest effect on the growth and power of the Tea Party.

The libs are failing ever downward. All they’re doing is admitting what a significant force we are in US politics.


5 posted on 08/05/2011 11:37:58 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
Interesting to read how the poll was conducted and the questions asked. They make blanket statements such as 82% of Americans.... blah blah.... whatever they are trying to propagandize. What a bunch of lying commie punks!

"The latest New York Times/CBS News Poll is based on telephone interviews conducted Aug. 2 and 3 with 960 adults throughout the United States."

So 960 adults picked by NYT for a poll represent the great unwashed masses of American citizens. Really?

6 posted on 08/05/2011 11:42:15 AM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

When will they realize that the rest of America (the non-libs)ARE the Tea Party. They are not doing themselves any favors by berating half the country.


7 posted on 08/05/2011 11:42:42 AM PDT by marstegreg
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
a New York Times/CBS News Poll...

Now THERE are two names we can trust.

8 posted on 08/05/2011 11:43:18 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
Well I guess the tea party is going to lose all it's seats in the next election...

Oh wait, I guess the times doesn't realize the tea party doesn't have any seats because it is not a political party it's an ideological movement, a set of beliefs. You will not see a candidate listed on the ballot as John Jones (T). Candidates can say they are aligned with the tea parties values or support the tea party and vice versa. The only time I have ever seen a candidate run as THE tea party candidate, was when it was a Democrat plant like in NY-26. If democrats are going to run against the "tea party" in 2012, good luck, they might as well be running against smoke.

9 posted on 08/05/2011 11:45:49 AM PDT by apillar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Hmmmm....where can I get a good quality TEA PARTY T-shirt?


10 posted on 08/05/2011 11:46:05 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Of course. How could it not be. They’ve only been conducting a blitzkrieg of otherization and demonization of each and every person on a most visceral level, connected with or even the slightest bit sympathetic to the tea party.
One of the New York Times’ most respected columnists just unleashed a tirade of dehumanization upon them. Just as a pure numbers game its bound to turn some people’s minds to disapproval.

We’ve seen this kind of raw hate before. We know it works to some extent on weaker minds and troubled souls. And so do those conducting this war in the “other”.


11 posted on 08/05/2011 11:47:49 AM PDT by barstoolblues
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Windflier

The nyet has not the slightest clue what *THE* TEA Party is. If they did, they couldn’t say *THE* TEA Party.


12 posted on 08/05/2011 11:50:08 AM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

When I worked in a newsroom I saw the same delusional behavior on a daily basis. The MSM are so isolated from the real world (and locked in one of their own making) that they really DO think that their ‘reporting’ CREATES opinion. Therefore they print what they want people to think...no facts need apply. Only works on fellow libs though, and they apparently think there are more of them than us.


13 posted on 08/05/2011 11:52:51 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
In the first poll, a plurality, 46 percent, said they had not heard enough about the Tea Party to have an opinion

Well, it didn't take long for the MSM to GIVE them that opinion, now did it?

14 posted on 08/05/2011 11:55:25 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: antceecee

960 people polled in NYC most likely.


15 posted on 08/05/2011 11:55:37 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Windflier

“All they’re doing is admitting what a significant force we are in US politics.”

Exactly. We have become a force to be reckoned with in only a couple of years.

They’re scared $hitless or they wouldn’t be attacking.


16 posted on 08/05/2011 11:59:39 AM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

If the Times hates us, we must be doing something right.


17 posted on 08/05/2011 11:59:51 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Norm Lenhart

I saw an anti-Tea Party bumper sticker this week. He was in the woods cutting firewood. I wondered how he could possibly cut a tree down with a clear conscience. I think most of this is connected to the fact that Tea Party people are mainly Christians.


18 posted on 08/05/2011 12:01:02 PM PDT by Cowgirl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: antceecee

Well, they called jose illegale and his entire extended fambly in CA, tadisha monisha in detroit, mullah abu achmed in dearborn, whoraldo rivera in new jork, richard the trumpka, and several reasonable facsimiles thereof, al shrapnel, 200 san franciscans, 300 chicago politicians and professors, 10 ivy league department heads, 200 teachers, etc.


19 posted on 08/05/2011 12:03:22 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Guns don't kill people, the obama administration does. (Gunwalker Ping List))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
Little more than a year ago, most Americans did not know enough about the Tea Party to have an opinion. Now, more people have opinions, and they are hardly positive.

Careful there, New York Slimes, don't throw your shoulder out patting yourself on the back.

20 posted on 08/05/2011 12:09:23 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

21 posted on 08/05/2011 12:18:18 PM PDT by COUNTrecount (Barry...above his poi grade.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cowgirl

I recommend any Freeper spend a few hours going to random boards across the net...places you would normally never go. I don’t mean Porn sites, just things like music, art or whatever.

The hate out there for conservatives and Christians is widespread and ‘diverse’ but it all has one thing in common. In every single discussion you encounter hating on the Tea Party or people of faith, that discussion will have at least one hardcore Leftist stirring the pot. That person is well versed in Dem talking points and has Alynski down pretty well.

But I am starting to see blowback from young people, surprising as that sounds. As an example, an ongoing war I’m in on has the majority of people fighting back against PETA/Planned Parenthood BS...and its mainly younger people doing the fighting... Mainly because they are PO’d that they have been lied to by these groups.

There may yet be reason to hope.


22 posted on 08/05/2011 12:19:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Poll of 100 people...80% self-identified as Dems who voted vor Obama, all residing in the zip code 10034..margin of error +/- 72%


23 posted on 08/05/2011 12:22:32 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Chris Christie RUN in 2012? NO, but he should WALK 3 miles a day.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce
So, in the past year:
  1. Has the Slime's circulation increased, or decreased?

  2. Has the Tea Party gotten bigger, or smaller?

24 posted on 08/05/2011 12:38:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ken5050

KATE ZERNIKE has a hard-on for the Tea Party she is obsessed with it. Google her, she has Daddy issues, maybe her Dad was a Republican. I ignore most of what she writes or says, she is delusional and thinks like most at the Old Grey Lady that they can wish and write opinion into existence. We really got under their skin in this debt debate. They are used to shrieking like little children when they don;t get their way and us caving as Conservatives. I think our push-back kinda threw them for a loop. Too bad Alinsky didn’t have a chapter on trying to demonize amorphous leaderless movements. They are flailing around trying anything to return to to 1975, when the Walter Cronkite used to tell us what to think. Want to send a liberal into orbit just keep telling them OBama is done in 2012, I do it to my lib friends on Facebook and get so hateful. They know that when Obongo is thrown out that we will have our repudiation and victory will be complete. That the ideological argument can be settled with quantifiable data.


25 posted on 08/05/2011 12:40:58 PM PDT by pburgh01
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: pburgh01

It’s best to ignore them..not worth reading..The Dems know the Senate is gone for them next year...and probably the WH..so they’re gonna throw a massive temper tantrum for the next 15 months..it’s gonna get a lot worse..


26 posted on 08/05/2011 12:43:52 PM PDT by ken5050 (Should Chris Christie RUN in 2012? NO, but he should WALK 3 miles a day.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: AngelesCrestHighway

Lets see, congress 82% unfav,TP 40% unfav or 60% NOT UNFAVORABLE and fro the uber Left NYT AND CBS.

Not bad not bad at all


27 posted on 08/05/2011 12:49:27 PM PDT by 101voodoo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

This poll is meaningless since the TEA Party is NOT an organized political party but a growing movement based on Constitutional liberties and principles. The Slimes and its ever shrinking lib readership can get bent.


28 posted on 08/05/2011 12:53:05 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Norm Lenhart; All
In every single discussion you encounter hating on the Tea Party or people of faith, that discussion will have at least one hardcore Leftist stirring the pot. That person is well versed in Dem talking points and has Alynski down pretty well.

It's well organized and funded...

The Diamond Tactic

Obama's Online Troll Army

Obama online supporters key to pushing his agenda

29 posted on 08/05/2011 1:01:43 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: pburgh01

In other headlines....A plurality of articles written by Kate Zernike display Tea Party Derangement Syndrome on a massive scale....


30 posted on 08/05/2011 1:18:19 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

What? No mention of the Koch brothers??? Every good little progressive knows that the Tea Party is just the evil arm of the Koch brothers.


31 posted on 08/05/2011 1:24:13 PM PDT by babyfreep
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

It’s a push pull on a slow news day for Christ’s sake...Pinchaloaf knows Bobo isn’t getting reelected; but give anti-heros Pinch (and ex rel Keller) this much — they know the Tea Party is the new ‘BrotherweCANTsParadigm’, and is going to undo every rotten thing they’ve done in the last three years.


32 posted on 08/05/2011 2:16:08 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Virginia Ridgerunner; All

And determined as hell. They will argue the craziest crap to support their position and resort to the race card without fail. Hell I say one scream bloody murder racism over “Yankee”.

Definitely organized from the top. People think these online fights are a waste, but for every poster there are 100 readers. That’s what makes the battles worthwhile...exposing the insanity. And now that people encounter these Moonbats literally everywhere on and off-line, they are more and more forced to pay more attention to it than ever.

We are making a difference. With the older and younger alike. The left can no longer hide their real positions and the genpub does not like what they see.

Only thing is do we have enough time left to turn it around before the big crash?


33 posted on 08/05/2011 2:19:35 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

You know you’re doing it right when you’re hated by the right people.


34 posted on 08/05/2011 3:40:15 PM PDT by tarotsailor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lbryce

Any poll that fails to show its methodology isn’t worth reporting or commenting on. This is a waste of electrons and internet thingies.


35 posted on 08/05/2011 4:00:40 PM PDT by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson