Skip to comments.Opposition to Tea Party Drops to Near-Record Low (Gallup *Lies*:Posts Headline To The Contrary)
Posted on 09/26/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT by lbryce
More people support the Tea Party than consider themselves liberal, and almost 3/4 of the electorate does not oppose the Tea Party.
Thats not the headline you will see, of course.
Instead, Gallup headlines its story about its most recent polling to emphasize the negative about Tea Party support, Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low.
Gallup:Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low
Theres only one brief time period when opposition to the Tea Party was significantly lower, but opposition now is right in the 25-29% range its typically been in.
Tea Party support is significantly lower than three years ago, but about where it was two years ago. So the drop took place two years ago, not recently as the Gallup headline (picked up in the mainstream media) would have you believe.
Why highlight just the drop in support? Because.
Moreover, the percentage of people who consider themselves Tea Pary supporters is slightly larger than those who consider themselves liberal, as measured in Gallups ideological self-identification survey from 2012.
Considering the multi-year war on the Tea Party by Democrats, many Republicans, and the media, it is astounding that the Tea Party continues to stay more or less even in its support over the past two years. A 2% drop is hardly meaningful, and could just be variations within the margin of error in the poll, which was +/- 3%.
Also consider that half the electorate has no opinion one way or the other. So put it another way, almost 3/4 of the American electorate is not opposed to the Tea Party!
Think about it another way, if you were at a dinner table with four other people who represented the American electorate, one of the people at the table would be a Tea Party supporter. And two others would have no opinion.
Be afraid, be very afraid.
Update: If Gallup wanted to be completely neutral, it could have written its headline as Support and Opposition to Tea Party Stable. Instead, Gallups anti-Tea Party spin is being picked up gladly at outlets such as TPM:
Near record low??
Formed in basically 2009 at 26 (whatever that number means) and is now at 22 (whatever that number means) in 2013.
Bit of a reach for a new movement!
I smell a "change" smaller than the error in the polling measurement.
Whatever happened to “The Silent Majority?”
Could it be that those who found themselves to be “Taxed Enough Already” were previous members of “The Silent Majority?”
Could it be that those who found themselves to be Taxed Enough Already were previous members of The Silent Majority?
For chuckles, I listened to Mr. Surrender Republican, Joe Scarborough, on MSNBC this morning.
The best line came from his co-host, Mika the Socialist, who said: “Who are these people?”
It had been a rough morning for Mika for having to tell her audience that Obama’s poll numbers were negative, and she was understandably curious that the majority of Americans polled disagreed with her.
Can you imagine how insecure that made her feel about asking for another year end bonus from the Liberal Suits at MSNBC?
Maybe tomorrow her mascara will start to run as she tears up for the news about who “these people” really are.
BTW, I hope Kaslin and kristinn come to agree with your assessment of my questions. Thanks.
BTW, BTW, Joe S. has the first two rules of a Surrender Republican down pat:
1.) Always surrender before a fight.
2.) Always Cave In.
You are correct, regardless what anyone else thinks.
There are millions of AuH2O, Tea Party, and Ron Paul pubbies who are ready (and have been ready for decades now) for some REAL changes in the party, and are more than ready for a viable third party should one emerge from the garbage that we now endure.
Ted Cruze, Mike Lee, Rand Paul(?) give us some hope.
Rand has veered to the left to try and stake an early claim for the middle of the road moderate vote.
Being an Always surrender before a fight Surrender Republican Federal Politician does have its disadvantages:
1.) You will never get elected to be POTUS;
2.) If you sit on the fence, the political splinters will get you;
3.) If you stay in the middle of the road, you will get run over.
What Rand is doing leads me to believe that Rand still believes in Big Tents, Old-Style Republican Cave-Ins, and making gut-wrenching concession speeches late on Election Night.
Reality: Dole (strike one), McCain (Strike two), Romney (STRIKE THREE!!!!!!!!!!).
West, Lee, Cruz, and maybe Palin are the POTUS contenders, the rest are pretenders.
Batter UP !
My litmus test for any of these people is do they go to the wall and put on a beanie?
If so, I know where their priority and loyalty lies; I will NOT support them in any manner.
If they don’t put this country first, bye bye.
I would love West, but I don’t see the independents allowing it. Lee just doesn’t have the sizzle. Palin would be great, as the others would be, but she has been so tainted it would have to be some miracle for her to overcome the bias. Cruz is hot now and in the spotlight. If he can keep his nose clean for 3 more years, he’s it. I don’t think his anal exam is over though. Palin made it through with flying colors and the final straw was her emails were released and they found nothing stronger than “Bless their hearts”. The main thing is the next candidate MUST be a Tea Party fav. If not, 3rd pty time.
Obama, Reid and Boehner have proven that it only takes 3 men to run the USA into the ground.
Boehner has been essential to Obama’s success, because Boehner has been deathly afraid of what The Media might say about him, if he ever actually did his job.
We need Cruz to be the Majority Leader in the US Senate in 2014.
We need Col. Allen West to be the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, preferably by being voted in this year by the active House Members. (Members can chose anyone to be Speaker).
We need an Eisenhower-like Republican to be President whose ego will not be bruised as we carve down the virtually unlimited raw power of the POTUS.
Lee would be perfect as that kind of POTUS.
Palin is to far left for me in her anti-business words and deeds.
Palin is better than all Democrats, but not what America will need to recover from the GWB/Obama overspending Binge.
Palin wields a mean axe, so put her in Treasury where she can chop the damned IRS down to size.
A potential POTUS would be Senator Scott of SC. 15 years running a small business, speaks well, and seems to have the Eisenhower type of ego.
Defunding Obamacare will determine the level of Republican support of Republican Candidates in 2014.
Abolishing Obamacare, Democratcare or Republicancare will insure a landslide victory for the Republicans in the House and Senate, as the Senate democrats will lose too.
Failure to defund or abolish Obamacare will insure that The New Republican Party takes Cruz, Lee and a few others from the Senate. We will fight the Old-Style Surrender Republicans for control of the RNC in 2014-2016.
We have learned the hard way because we were taught by the masters of cowardice: the sorry, Surrender Republicans.
We learned how they played their ballgame of promise anything and then betray their own principles, as well as our trust.
We kept score: Dole, strike one; McCain, Strike 2; Romney, STRIKE THREE !
Now WE say: “BATTER UP !”
BTW, I forgot to opine on the Independents.
Show me an Independent and I will show you an American that is thoroughly disgusted with “both” major Political Parties.
Usually these Independents see little difference between the various Party candidates who end up on the ballot.
Last year 9 million “Independents” who voted for McCain in 2008 chose not to vote for Romneycare or Obamacare in 2012. Good for Obamacare, bad for Romneycare.
Welfare Democrats and Surrender Republicans create most of the disgusted Independents, some of them even vote by holding their nose if they are not to disgusted to vote - - - .