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November 29, 2011


Tea Party Loses Favor

A new Pew Research poll finds that since the 2010 midterm elections, the Tea Party "has not only lost support nationwide, but also in the congressional districts represented by members of the House Tea Party Caucus."

Key findings: "More Americans say they disagree (27%) than agree (20%) with the Tea Party movement. A year ago, in the wake of the sweeping GOP gains in the midterm elections, the balance of opinion was just the opposite: 27% agreed and 22% disagreed with the Tea Party."

"Throughout the 2010 election cycle, agreement with the Tea Party far outweighed disagreement in the 60 House districts represented by members of the Congressional Tea Party Caucus. But as is the case nationwide, support has decreased significantly over the past year; now about as many people living in Tea Party districts disagree (23%) as agree (25%) with the Tea Party."












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