April 29, 2011


The Fall of the Tea Party

A new USA Today/Gallup poll shows American views of the Tea Party turning more negative since January, with 47% holding an unfavorable view of the movement and 33% holding a favorable view.

The 14-point gap is the largest since Gallup began tracking support for the Tea Party, which stood at 40% unfavorable and 37% unfavorable in March 2010 and remained relatively stable until this latest poll.

Boehner's challenge: "The data reviewed here demonstrate the nature of the political challenges Republican congressional leadership faces in responding to Tea Party-supported members. A majority of rank-and-file Republicans nationwide give the Tea Party favorable ratings, but a sizable minority say their opinion is unfavorable or do not classify themselves as supporters."










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