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Just 8% Now Say They Are Tea Party Members
Rasmussen Reports ^ | 1/07/2013

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...

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; teaparty
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Conservatism is at a low point right now.
1 posted on 01/07/2013 12:27:01 PM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

TEA Party members don’t take telephone interviews.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 12:28:08 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: iowamark

obama is doing his appointed work very well.


3 posted on 01/07/2013 12:28:15 PM PST by Salvey
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Generic Congressional Ballot: Democrats 44%, Republicans 38%

43% Give Obama Positive Marks for Energy Development

4 posted on 01/07/2013 12:29:42 PM PST by iowamark
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To: iowamark

The nomination of Romney and the leadership of Bonehead have done more to destroy the conservative movement than liberal Democrats ever have


5 posted on 01/07/2013 12:31:15 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: iowamark

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?


6 posted on 01/07/2013 12:33:18 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: iowamark; All
December 23, 1776

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.

7 posted on 01/07/2013 12:35:47 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Liberty Valance

“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..


8 posted on 01/07/2013 12:36:45 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: iowamark
Wanna bet ? !


             

Many rude awakenings in store for drinkers of that particular kool.aid . . .

9 posted on 01/07/2013 12:37:22 PM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama says > > Roll Tide ! !)
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To: iowamark

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.


10 posted on 01/07/2013 12:37:22 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: iowamark

Rasmussen has NEVER called me..I am a proud Tea Party member


11 posted on 01/07/2013 12:37:44 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: iowamark
Likely Voters was conducted on January 3-4 (Thursday and Friday)

Most tea party types back at work, dead beats still partying or trying to sober up.

13 posted on 01/07/2013 12:38:43 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Will this ever sink in?

*************

Probably not in most cases. But Parties do have ups and downs as election cycles go on.


14 posted on 01/07/2013 12:38:49 PM PST by deport
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To: iowamark

“Conservatism is at a low point right now.”

Perhaps, but ANGRY Conservatism is at an all time high.


15 posted on 01/07/2013 12:41:16 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: iowamark
30% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party.

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!

16 posted on 01/07/2013 12:41:48 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: iowamark

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.


17 posted on 01/07/2013 12:45:29 PM PST by Happy Rain ("1/1/13: The day the RINO GOP-e died--long live the TEA Party!!!")
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To: iowamark

Was this Before or After the new paychecks?


18 posted on 01/07/2013 12:45:29 PM PST by Morris70
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To: iowamark

The media’s use of Alinsky tactics against the TEA Party has worked.


19 posted on 01/07/2013 12:45:54 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: iowamark
How well our Dems. learned the value of propaganda. It is so easy when your opponents don't challenge the lies.
20 posted on 01/07/2013 12:48:29 PM PST by Hans
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To: kosciusko51

Not really. But we have a lot of RINOs that ran as “Tea Party” candidates that dropped the masks just recently, having used the movement to give Obama the 2010 “shellacking” in terms of losing the Democrat majority, but certainly not any lack of victory in terms of liberal bipartisanism. The backlash is still pending.


21 posted on 01/07/2013 12:49:43 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: iowamark

No one is interested in seeing the inside of room 101!


22 posted on 01/07/2013 12:52:10 PM PST by petro45acp (More sheepdogs please...)
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To: iowamark

Tea Party folks in my general vicinity, started getting the “Are you, or aren’t you, born-again?” classification, as part of being officially listed, as a “full member”.

I agree with the Tea Party —political views—, but having to declare my personal religious philosophy before the crowd, I felt that I was at an AA meeting! “Ain’t none of yo’ bizness!”


23 posted on 01/07/2013 12:52:32 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: iowamark

People don’t like to be on the losing team, and we got kicked in the teeth in November. Numbers will rebound before long.

SnakeDoc


24 posted on 01/07/2013 12:53:08 PM PST by SnakeDoctor (Come and take it.)
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To: iowamark

The GOP RINOs need to keep their fingers out of the Tea Party and stop co-opting it.


25 posted on 01/07/2013 12:55:02 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: iowamark

Hmmm ...

Any joker calling the House of Bustard trying to take a survey gets: “PleaseremovemefromyourtelephonelistThankyouverymuchGoodbye < click>”


26 posted on 01/07/2013 12:56:02 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: iowamark
Maybe TP people are hesitant to confirm their beliefs lest their names and addresses show up some some interactive website?
27 posted on 01/07/2013 12:56:13 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: iowamark

Media deamonization has scared away many “partiers”, but they’re still out there. The feckless GOP-e doesn’t help.


28 posted on 01/07/2013 12:56:29 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: iowamark

I like the Tea Party movement but at this point in time, I am prepping (ammo-food etc,) for the coming economic collapse( it IS coming) rather than being political active.

Hell in the USA is about to unleashed and I do not think any political entity can stop this from occurring....and other tea Party member’s may also be preparing..

JMO...


29 posted on 01/07/2013 12:58:04 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: iowamark

I’m not a TEA Party member because they’re too liberal for me.


30 posted on 01/07/2013 12:58:47 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: iowamark

Years of propaganda and lies about the Tea Party will do this.


31 posted on 01/07/2013 1:00:54 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: iowamark

According to Ratsmussen, Romney should be sitting in the White House now.

So much for Rasmussen surveys


32 posted on 01/07/2013 1:02:44 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Hear, hear!


33 posted on 01/07/2013 1:03:26 PM PST by Jane Long (Philippians 2:11)
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To: iowamark

Many of ua now call ourselves Independents after the betrayal by the RINO leadership.
Besides, the media ian’t going to be able to attack their precious indies.


34 posted on 01/07/2013 1:06:21 PM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: iowamark

I did not realize a person had to join the Tea Party. We just show up when needed!


35 posted on 01/07/2013 1:06:52 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

You’re wise to prep... I sure am.


36 posted on 01/07/2013 1:07:43 PM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: iowamark

Wow- almost 1 in 10 people claim to be TEA party supporters?

Thats pretty darn good.

But I see the communist agitprop spinning it according to the will of their masters in the White House


37 posted on 01/07/2013 1:10:08 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, dammed lies, statistics, and democrap talking points.)
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To: tomkat

Imagine that map if PA had the guts to pass a proportional EV in 2016


38 posted on 01/07/2013 1:11:20 PM PST by Kolath
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To: tomkat
No starker proof that Pennsylvania needed to start dividing our electoral votes by Congressional district yesterday!


39 posted on 01/07/2013 1:13:58 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Le Chien Rouge
I like the Tea Party movement but at this point in time, I am prepping (ammo-food etc,) for the coming economic collapse( it IS coming) rather than being political active. Hell in the USA is about to unleashed and I do not think any political entity can stop this from occurring....and other tea Party member’s may also be preparing..

I think we've got about three (3) months left. Maybe late March, early April at best - unless some major cuts take place, but I don't see Oboma doing what has to be done (he's too narcissistic to cave, and he's got a very secure bunker for him and his family already prepared)

40 posted on 01/07/2013 1:22:25 PM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Buckeye McFrog; Kolath
For the Republic's sake, it's gotta get done before 2016 .. assuming we're not in the midst of a civil war by then.

If only we could cede Philthy to Jersey . . .

41 posted on 01/07/2013 1:23:43 PM PST by tomkat ( PAlabama says > > Roll Tide ! !)
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To: iowamark
Polls aren't News......

Polls are manufactured "News".......

42 posted on 01/07/2013 1:37:03 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: iowamark

Give me a choice between Tea Party and Republican and I say Tea Party. . . all day long and then some.

WE NEED A VIABLE NEW CONSERVATIVE PARTY!!!!


43 posted on 01/07/2013 1:39:46 PM PST by RatRipper (Self-centeredness, greed, envy, deceit and lawless corruption has killed this once great nation.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
A lot of the TEA Party members also decided to go with the status-quo "mainstream" Republicans at the last minute, including myself and a lot of other FReepers.

I will NEVER do that again.

44 posted on 01/07/2013 1:43:44 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: iowamark

scotty is just getting the results that the gop/e paid for... he lied to all of us during the election... rasmussen is the turd standard now.

LLS


45 posted on 01/07/2013 1:44:15 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
I like the Tea Party movement but at this point in time, I am prepping (ammo-food etc,) for the coming economic collapse( it IS coming) rather than being political active.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner. You can even see the drop off in posters here. My bet more people are doing what you noted than we realize.

Disneyland on the Potomac is so flippin' dysfunctional it can't or won't be fixed and it will collapse on itself IMHO, if that is so, it is time for us to chart another course...,.

46 posted on 01/07/2013 1:49:05 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: MeganC
Megan, are you single?
47 posted on 01/07/2013 1:51:22 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( >-> Zombies eat brains. >-> 50% of FL is safe.)
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To: iowamark

Such is the fate of ad hoc movements. If you don’t have a structure, an organization, regular meetings, leaders, publicity it’s easy to just wither away.


48 posted on 01/07/2013 1:56:01 PM PST by x
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To: iowamark

It only took 3%


49 posted on 01/07/2013 2:29:35 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: iowamark

BTW, you wer my 20,000th reply:

You’ve posted a total of 182 threads and 20,001 replies.


50 posted on 01/07/2013 2:40:06 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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