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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 04:26 PM

Tea Party Hits Record Level Of Unpopularity In Public Opinion Poll

The Tea Party is more unpopular than ever before, according to a Rasmussen poll released Monday, with just three in 10 voters holding favorable views of the movement. Half of respondents said they view the party unfavorably.

Those numbers represent a considerable dive in support since the Tea Party's heyday in 2009, when a majority of voters rated it favorably.

Many of the Senate challengers with Tea Party backing were defeated in 2012, and the movement suffered another PR blow after a falling out among the leadership of the Tea Party group FreedomWorks.

Although most members of the House's Tea Party Caucus were reelected in November, the group had some high-profile losses, including the defeats of former Reps. Joe Walsh and Allen West. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the chairwoman of the House Tea Party Caucus, barely retained her seat.

The movement is now widely seen by the public as declining, according to the Rasmussen poll -- 56 percent of voters said the Tea Party became less influential over the past year, and just 8 percent said they identified as part of the Tea Party movement.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/07/tea-party-poll_n_2425833.html?utm_hp_ref=politics

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obama2terms Jan 2013 OP
Roy Rolling Jan 2013 #1
Darly314 Jan 2013 #5
stevenleser Jan 2013 #2
freshwest Jan 2013 #14
riverbendviewgal Jan 2013 #3
xtraxritical Jan 2013 #4
frylock Jan 2013 #6
antigop19667 Jan 2013 #16
Chakab Jan 2013 #7
SunSeeker Jan 2013 #8
Hamlette Jan 2013 #9
Fuddnik Jan 2013 #10
Canuckistanian Jan 2013 #11
TheOther95Percent Jan 2013 #12
Amonester Jan 2013 #13
antigop19667 Jan 2013 #15
MADem Jan 2013 #17
Paquito Oct 2013 #18
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #19
The Straight Story Oct 2013 #20

Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:28 PM

1. Downside Target

This will bottom out once the Tea Party is only favorable to 2%

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:16 PM

5. The 2% will be in 'state' hospitals!

The new term for INSANE ASYLUMS.

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 05:47 PM

2. This puts them equal with the rest of the Republican Party at this point. Which is where they always

should have been. Thats all they are, a part of the Republican Party. The idea that they were something new, something different, or something grassroots has always been a sham and a fraud.

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Response to stevenleser (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:41 AM

14. Yes. The GOP is a front. They keep changing their brand names. Same purpose, always.

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:00 PM

3. Well the tea party did show the American citizens how they can govern

and they really showed American what a shitty job they do.

The truth is surfacing.....do you think Sandy showed America the Tea Party's true colours when all those tea party republicans voted against help for NJ and NY?

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:00 PM

4. Let's hope the Tparty drinks the Kool-Aide.

 

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:26 PM

6. this doesn't bode well for norquist's tea party 2: electric boogaloo

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Response to frylock (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:43 AM

16. so true friend

 

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:28 PM

7. That's about the lowest it can get.

There's always about thirty percent of the population on the wrong side of every issue.

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:36 PM

8. Wow, they couldn't even beat out the Communist Party's 11% approval rating.

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:38 PM

9. pretty close to the "crazification factor" n/t

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:43 PM

10. Not to worry.

A strategic infusion of Koch and Friends cash, and a well oiled PR campaign, and they'll be on the rise again.

Most Americans don't have functioning memories.

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 08:44 PM

11. They're counterproductive, that's why

All they do is block legislation, refuse to compromise, criticize Dems and propose bills that are insane.

And most of them have poor reasoning skills and atrocious social skills and demeanour.

Other than that, they are human beings.

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:38 PM

12. I won't be content until they're as popular as head lice.

I wonder what the demographic breakdowns show. Are the 3 out of 10 who have a favorable opinion primarily paranoid twits or delusional windbags?

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 10:56 PM

13. That 8% is the same as cheney's last poll approval...

There is nothing anyone can do for these nuts.

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 04:42 AM

15. that's great news

 

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 01:16 AM

17. And we know about Rasmussen's margins of error--it's probably worse than they're reporting!

FreedomWorks? Apparently it doesn't work for them!

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Response to obama2terms (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 01:45 PM

18. The GOP's history

Heya,

I'm currently engaged in an argument with someone who is claiming that the G.O.P. hasn't always been bad on gay marriage, or access to health care, funding social services for the working poor and the elderly, etc etc. It'd be nice to just hand this person a list of bills from the early 2000s and earlier that demonstrates their historical weakness here, and I figured this would be a good place to get that info. Can anyone help me with a flame-war?

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Response to Paquito (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 05:39 PM

19. Welcome to DU

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Response to Paquito (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 15, 2013, 09:41 PM

20. If you are debating someone that blind

It does not matter what links you hand them, they won't believe it.

Like the folks who watch fox news - You can show them a slew of bias in the 'reporting' done there and it won't mean a thing to them.

Have them check out right wing watch or media matters, or do some google searches on republicans and legislation on everything from abortion to unemployment (remember back a few years when republicans were fighting against extending ue benefits? They were saying it would cause people to be lazy and not look for work. The same folks were talking prior to that about how people could not find jobs because of Obama - so which was it? Blame Obama and the people needing help? Makes no sense as usual).

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