Tea party fuels GOP midterm enthusiasm, action

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    This from the WashingtonCompost no less..
    Lets roll people and Kick out all the Commie bastards and Rinos OUT..vote vote vote.
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    By Dan Balz
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Saturday, October 9, 2010; 3:51 PM

    President Obama and Vice President Biden will travel to Philadelphia on Sunday for another rally designed to energize Democratic voters. The crowd at their Madison, Wis., rally last month was impressive, and this one may be, too. But any way you cut it, the Republicans still have the advantage in enthusiasm this fall, thanks in large measure to the tea party movement.

    The latest evidence comes in another of a long series of surveys conducted by The Washington Post, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and Harvard University. What it shows is that tea party supporters and other conservatives are the most energized and are prepared to work the hardest to persuade friends and neighbors to vote Nov. 2.

    The survey measured attitudes about the upcoming vote, including questions on interest in the elections, how these elections compare in importance with 2008, and the activities people are likely to participate in between now and Election Day. On every measure, strong supporters of the tea party movement stand above the rest of field.

    For starters, take the question of whether people are very interested in these elections. Forty-three percent of Democrats said they are. Among Republicans, 57 percent said they're very interested. Among tea party supporters the figure was 74 percent, and among the strongest tea party supporters it was 83 percent.

    More telling is the measurement of who is more interested in this election than the election of 2008. Just 22 percent of Democrats and only 17 percent of liberal Democrats say they are. These were many of the same people who four years ago were turning out in enormous numbers to see Obama in the final weeks of the campaign, crowds of 75,000 or 100,000 in places like St. Louis and Denver. Obama, Biden and Democratic candidates will be trying to reignite that interest over the next three weeks.

    Republican candidates face no such challenges in whipping up enthusiasm. The survey showed that 40 percent of Republicans and 41 percent of tea party supporters say they are more interested in these elections than those of 2008, and among strong supporters of the tea party, 49 percent describe the midterms that way.

    Interest alone doesn't tell the whole story. What will count in the final weeks is enthusiasm, commitment and shoe leather.

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    Yes, the True Believers omit that some incumbent Republicans are were indeed thrown out...by conservative Repubilcans.
     
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    Well, what ever the results, this is going to be an interesting election.
     

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