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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:55 PM

"even right-wing pollsters like Rasmussen are finding that support for the Tea Party movement is

absolutely cratering."

‘Tea Party’ Brand Now A Liability To ‘Tea Party’…And Republicans

Palm Beach Post’s George Bennet wrote last week about how so-called “Tea Party” groups seem to be running away from the “Tea Party” name in places like Florida.

But it’s little wonder these folks are running from the name. Their popularity, and their name brand, is now plummeting along with the fortunes of the congressional Republican Party. As Bennet notes, even right-wing pollsters like Rasmussen are finding that support for the Tea Party movement is absolutely cratering.

Rasmussen, a favorite polling firm of conservatives, found in a survey this month that only 8 percent of voters identify themselves as Tea Party members, down from a high of 24 percent shortly after passage of the federal health care law in 2010. The poll found 30 percent of voters had a favorable view of the Tea Party and 49 percent had a negative view. An October Rasmussen poll found 44 percent of voters considered “Tea Party” a negative label, eclipsing “liberal” as the most potent negative adjective.

And, again, he’s the Republican pollster. A NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds, according to Benen, that attitudes about the Tea Party are “abysmal.” “Just 9% have a ‘very positive’ impression of the so-called movement — an all-time low,” he writes, “while 32% have a ‘very negative’ impression — an all-time high. All told, the Tea Party’s favorability rating is down to just 23%, which is even lower than the GOP’s support and that of the NRA.”

http://www.nationalmemo.com/tea-party-brand-now-a-liability-to-tea-party-and-republicans/

Always good to see evidence of the further decline in tea party popularity.

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pampango Jan 2013 OP
Whovian Jan 2013 #1
kelliekat44 Jan 2013 #2
srican69 Jan 2013 #3
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #4
Ikonoklast Jan 2013 #6
annabanana Jan 2013 #5
Ernesto Jan 2013 #7
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Response to pampango (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:57 PM

1. K&R

 

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:04 PM

2. Don't worry. These haters will just come back with another "patriotic" name intime for 2014.

Problem for them is that their base will be too old and tired by 2016. Many will have died, and left great wealth to their children and grandchildren who will spend it on all those things the Tea Party hates, including contributing to the Dem party.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:05 PM

3. Americans always preferred coffee to tea...

so not surprising

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:06 PM

4. Maybe they finally found out what "teabagger" really means.







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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:05 PM

6. Nah. They just don't want to play anymore, so they took their





...and you know the rest.


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Response to pampango (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 03:07 PM

5. So.. as they continue to pull the party rightwards, and primary

plain old garden variety arch-conservatives. . .

We could take back the House.. Gerrymandered or not.

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Response to pampango (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:42 PM

8. They've never been popular. They were astroturf from the beginning. What's CHANGED is

that the right-wing political and business establishment has read the writing on the wall, and now recognize that they can't win national elections with the Archie Bunker vote anymore.

So the non-stop, free and undeserved fawning for the Tea Party has ceased in their corporate media outlets, and they're in the process of throwing them over board.

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