Skip to comments.Just 8% Now Say They Are Tea Party Members
Posted on 01/07/2013 12:26:49 PM PST by iowamark
Views of the Tea Party movement are at their lowest point ever, with voters for the first time evenly divided when asked to match the views of the average Tea Party member against those of the average member of Congress. Only eight percent (8%) now say they are members of the Tea Party, down from a high of 24% in April 2010 just after passage of the national health care law.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 30% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party. Half (49%) of voters have an unfavorable view of the movement. Twenty-one percent (21%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 3-4, 2013 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points...
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TEA Party members don’t take telephone interviews.
obama is doing his appointed work very well.
The nomination of Romney and the leadership of Bonehead have done more to destroy the conservative movement than liberal Democrats ever have
The Tea Party is a MOVEMENT that supports a return to Constitutional small gov’t - no membership cards, dues or specific leader with a target on their back.
Will this ever sink in?
THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated.
“The Tea Party is a MOVEMENT ..Will this ever sink in?”
Nope. I’m a “member’ of the extreme right wing party of America but I don’t need no stinking member card to show it.
Maybe I need one to shove it on idiot liberals faces..
Many rude awakenings in store for drinkers of that particular kool.aid . . .
Ok, no shock. It is all about the labelling.
The Media has spent day and night defining the Tea Party as an ACTUAL ENTITY that is racist, homophoboic, sexist, gun toting kooks bent on murder and mayhem. Given that, if I call the average person up and ask if they are a member of the “Tea Party” what would they answer?
But, if I call the average person up and ask them if they are for fiscal responsibility in the form of lower government spending, are for less government regulation, lower taxes, against government run healthcare, against a government that makes rules and laws it does not live by and protects its own elitist supporters, what would they answer? I bet a lot more than 8% would say they are for all of those things.
The joke is that the latter is exactly what the Tea Party stands for because it is not really a party at all but a movement. The candidates that espouse the ideals of this movement are currently the only one’s winning jack or squat for the Republican Party.
Rasmussen has NEVER called me..I am a proud Tea Party member
Most tea party types back at work, dead beats still partying or trying to sober up.
Will this ever sink in?
Probably not in most cases. But Parties do have ups and downs as election cycles go on.
“Conservatism is at a low point right now.”
Perhaps, but ANGRY Conservatism is at an all time high.
Ask all those people again if they believe the government is too big and if they feel they've been taxed enough already. A lot of those people would be shocked to find out they ARE the TEA movement. They just didn't know it.
The problem with the TEA party is they've not explained themselves well. Most people have no idea what TEA means. I've had to explain that to people myself. Once they find out what TEA stands for, they're all for it!
When both the evil Left and their mendacious RINO GOP-e “Right Wing” toadies are out to destroy you, it may be best to be low profile and noncommittal until close to election day.
Was this Before or After the new paychecks?
The media’s use of Alinsky tactics against the TEA Party has worked.