GOP Support for Tea Party Down to 41%

GOP Support for Tea Party Down to 41%

Posted in the Minneapolis Forum

Since: Apr 12

Grand Rapids, MN

#1 May 8, 2014
Support for the movement nationwide drops to 22%
by Frank Newport

PRINCETON, NJ -- About four in 10 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents classify themselves as supporters of the Tea Party, while 11% are opponents and 48% are neither. This continues to be a significant drop from the Tea Party's high-water mark in November 2010, when 61% of Republicans were supporters of the Tea Party.

In the past three and a half years, levels of support and opposition for the Tea Party among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents have changed relatively little.

These data are from a April 24-30 Gallup survey and underscore both the existing division of opinion in relationship to the Tea Party among Republicans and the shift in support since the last midterm election.

The role of the Tea Party in the selection of Republican nominees for Senate and House seats this year continues to be a high-profile issue. The Tea Party was perceived as suffering a setback on Tuesday, when Thom Tillis, the candidate widely perceived as representing the GOP establishment in the North Carolina Republican Senate primary, soundly defeated Greg Brannon, who was positioned as the Tea Party's choice. Tillis will now face incumbent North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in the fall general election.

The drop in support for the Tea Party among Republicans is mainly responsible for the drop in support among all Americans since November 2010, from 32% to today's 22%. Support has fluctuated in the intervening time period, but has been remarkably steady at 22% in the last three Gallup polls conducted since September of 2013. The percentage of Americans who classify themselves as Tea Party opponents, however, has risen to 30%, tied with two measurements in 2010 as the highest in the history of tracking this question.
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 8, 2014
Maybe it is time for a true 3rd party!
LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#3 May 8, 2014
Despite assurances to the contrary, the IRS didnít destroy all of the donor lists scooped up in its tea party targeting ó and a check of those lists reveals that the tax agency audited 10 percent of those donors, much higher than the audit rate for average Americans, House Republicans revealed Wednesday.

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redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#4 May 8, 2014
IronRanger wrote:
Support for the movement nationwide drops to 22%
by Frank Newport
PRINCETON, NJ -- About four in 10 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents classify themselves as supporters of the Tea Party, while 11% are opponents and 48% are neither. This continues to be a significant drop from the Tea Party's high-water mark in November 2010, when 61% of Republicans were supporters of the Tea Party.
In the past three and a half years, levels of support and opposition for the Tea Party among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents have changed relatively little.
These data are from a April 24-30 Gallup survey and underscore both the existing division of opinion in relationship to the Tea Party among Republicans and the shift in support since the last midterm election.
The role of the Tea Party in the selection of Republican nominees for Senate and House seats this year continues to be a high-profile issue. The Tea Party was perceived as suffering a setback on Tuesday, when Thom Tillis, the candidate widely perceived as representing the GOP establishment in the North Carolina Republican Senate primary, soundly defeated Greg Brannon, who was positioned as the Tea Party's choice. Tillis will now face incumbent North Carolina Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in the fall general election.
The drop in support for the Tea Party among Republicans is mainly responsible for the drop in support among all Americans since November 2010, from 32% to today's 22%. Support has fluctuated in the intervening time period, but has been remarkably steady at 22% in the last three Gallup polls conducted since September of 2013. The percentage of Americans who classify themselves as Tea Party opponents, however, has risen to 30%, tied with two measurements in 2010 as the highest in the history of tracking this question.
We have to take them all out this fall,on a federal,State,and local level,never again Dems will be sleep at the wheel like 2010 NEVER AGAIN!
redeemer

Minneapolis, MN

#5 May 9, 2014
redeemer wrote:
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We have to take them all out this fall,on a federal,State,and local level,never again Dems will be sleep at the wheel like 2010 NEVER AGAIN!
Thank GOD for mid-term elections, all the liberals that voted for the non affordable health care TAX are out !

Since: Apr 12

St. Paul, MN

#6 May 9, 2014
redeemer wrote:
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Thank GOD for mid-term elections, all the liberals that voted for the non affordable health care TAX are out !
Perhaps you haven't noticed the Federal budget savings from the Affordable Care Act. Or the decreased cost to publicly-run hospitals from far fewer uninsured patients.

Or the polls.

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