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.
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.
No one is interested in seeing the inside of room 101!
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!”
People don’t like to be on the losing team, and we got kicked in the teeth in November. Numbers will rebound before long.
The GOP RINOs need to keep their fingers out of the Tea Party and stop co-opting it.
Any joker calling the House of Bustard trying to take a survey gets: “PleaseremovemefromyourtelephonelistThankyouverymuchGoodbye < click>”
Media deamonization has scared away many “partiers”, but they’re still out there. The feckless GOP-e doesn’t help.
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’m not a TEA Party member because they’re too liberal for me.
Years of propaganda and lies about the Tea Party will do this.
According to Ratsmussen, Romney should be sitting in the White House now.
So much for Rasmussen surveys
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.
I did not realize a person had to join the Tea Party. We just show up when needed!
You’re wise to prep... I sure am.
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
Imagine that map if PA had the guts to pass a proportional EV in 2016
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)
If only we could cede Philthy to Jersey . . .
Polls are manufactured "News".......
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!!!!
I will NEVER do that again.
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.
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...,.
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.
It only took 3%
BTW, you wer my 20,000th reply:
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