How's THAT for extreme liberals? If tea partiers are sooooooo on the fringe, how come they have better poll numbers than your messiah and his Congress? Tea Party 48% Obama 44% - Rasmussen Reports But parse it down and it gets worse: Okay these are really bad news for the president and Democrats. There is no way to rationalize this as good news for liberals or Democrats. No matter how you slice it, Obama and the Democrats are losing America and that cannot be good news come election time.