Tea Party Activists Not Your Average Americans, Could Complicate 2012 For GOP

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    Tea Party Activists Not Your Average Americans, Could Complicate 2012 For GOP: Poll


    "According to an Associated Press-GfK Poll this month, 84 percent who call themselves tea party supporters don't like how President Barack Obama is handling his job – a view shared by just 35 percent of all other adults. Tea partiers are about four times likelier than others to back repealing Obama's health care overhaul and twice as likely to favor renewing tax cuts for the highest-earning Americans.

    Exit polls of voters in this month's congressional elections reveal similar gulfs. Most tea party supporters – 86 percent – want less government intrusion on people and businesses, but only 35 percent of other voters said so. Tea party backers were about five times likelier to blame Obama for the country's economic ills, three times likelier to say Obama's policies will be harmful and twice as apt to see the country on the wrong track.

    These aren't subtle shadings between tea party backers and the majority of Americans, who don't support the movement; they're Grand Canyon-size chasms."


    Oh man, I almost forgot this

    Tea partiers are likelier to be white, male, older and more affluent than everyone else, the polls show – groups that tend to be more conservative. Yet even compared with the 47 percent of conservatives who don't back the tea party, the views of conservatives who do support the movement stand out.
     
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    OMG THE HORROR! MAYBE THEY SHOULD BE PUT ON LISTS!

    Oh wait, they already are.
     
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    well, that sure blows the hell out of the liberal idfdiotic meme that the TEA Party people are poor and dumb
     
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    That link explains a lot of things about the Teabaggers, like why they support lower taxes and tax cuts for the rich.
     
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    Actually reading the poll and not just a few questions, very different picture emerges:

    Welcome to the AP-GfK Poll Homepage

    Seems by far and away, beyond any numbers that could be claimed to be 'red' or 'blue' the tea parties are on the right side of the issues most important to those polled.
     
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