Tea Party Support Dropping Like A Rock

Tea Party Support Dropping Like A Rock

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IrishMN

Dublin, Ireland

#1 Oct 19, 2013
Two very important conclusions stand out in a recent Pew Study on the Tea party. Overall the support of the Tea Party is down 7%. The surprising part is the negative shift is greatest where the Tea Party would normally expect to grow their support. Pew charts overall trends in the diagram below.



There is a 19% negative shift among moderate Republicansí feelings about the Tea Party. I label these folks as the business Republicans because my experience is that this group always wants the best for business. Editorials in Wall Street Journal and Forbes really turned against the Tea Party shutdown position. Indeed even the Koch brothers sent a letter in opposition.

White males are the most likely group to support the Tea Party. Their support is down 13%. Young white people support in the 18-29 age category is down 18%. This is devastating. It means that the Tea Party can now be ridiculed. Never too strong on facts, the Tea Party depended on inside unity to stay strong. Tea Partiers wanted status, begged for it, in their claims of being the best patriots and holding US flags. Humor and ridicule hit that status feeling very hard. Basically, just like cracks in a teapot, these cracks in Tea Party support will likely grow.

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Susan

Jacksonville, FL

#2 Oct 20, 2013
The tea party's time has come and gone.

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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Oct 20, 2013
Susan wrote:
The tea party's time has come and gone.
Only in your dreams.

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Awful Truth

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Oct 22, 2013
There is a 19% negative shift among moderate Republicansí feelings about the Tea Party.

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IrishMN

Saggart, Ireland

#9 Oct 24, 2013
The tea party can't even pay their bills any more.

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Arch on Larch

Detroit, MI

#10 Oct 25, 2013
The tea party is finished as a political force in this country.

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LIbEralS

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Oct 28, 2013
IrishMN wrote:
The tea party can't even pay their bills any more.
Most of them are still waiting for their TAX EXEMPT status from the IRS.

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“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#13 Oct 29, 2013
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Voters are evenly divided when asked whether they agree more politically with President Obama or with the average member of the Tea Party. But an enormous partisan gap colors virtually all opinions of the Tea Party.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters think the presidentís views are closest to their own when it comes to the major issues facing the country. But just as many (42%) say their views come closest to those of the average Tea Party member instead. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure.

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Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#16 Oct 29, 2013
The TeaParty is so desperate they are telling the religious right to stuff it. They are getting tired of them whining about social issues.

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LIbEralS

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Nov 1, 2013
Well, it appears that OBAMA is the best thing to happen to GOP in a long time:

Today brings a new poll from Democracy Corps titled "Revolt against DC and the Republican Congress." And it's true: their polling shows that even in Republican districts, the GOP's brand has taken a beating.

But once you get past the generic questions and ask about approval/disapproval of actual members of Congress, the picture turns sharply.

In Democratic districts, net incumbent approval has plummeted by 11 points, from +8 approval to +3 disapproval. In Republican districts, incumbent approval has gone down only 4 points. You see the same results when they ask a question about warmth of feeling toward incumbents: It's down 7 points in Republican districts and 9 points in Democratic districts.

This isn't good news for Democrats. It's true that attitudes toward the Republican Party have taken a bigger hit than attitudes toward the Democratic Party, but attitudes toward actual incumbents are exactly the opposite. And in elections, that's what matters.

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/10...

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RussianMN

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Nov 4, 2013
IrishMN wrote:
The tea party can't even pay their bills any more.
not surprised, the left has taken all of our money with increased gas, health and cost of living taxes. Reminds me of a socialist Russia which we ran from.

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Toaster

Saint Augustine, FL

#20 Nov 4, 2013
Susan wrote:
The tea party's time has come and gone.
So has the future of the US. There's not one country in the world with black leadership that can feed,offer medical or educational opportunities on it's own. They all depend on countries controlled by whites for survival,also none are world powers by any means of the imagination. Who's fault is that. So called Black leadership in this country is following the same trend as we see in other black controlled countries. Uninformed,illiterate and naive voters are destroying this country. Socialism/Marxism is taking over.

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Arch on Larch

Detroit, MI

#23 Nov 8, 2013
As long as the Republican party continues with its racist attacks, the Democrats are assured of making more gains.

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