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Thu Oct 17, 2013, 01:59 PM

 

Poll: GOP Sours on Tea Party

Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 11:55 AM
By Courtney Coren-Newsmax.

The tea party's popularity has fallen dramatically among Republicans, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's standing among tea party supporters has skyrocketed, a new poll finds.

According to the latest Pew Research Center survey, only 27 percent of moderate and liberal Republicans view the tea party favorably, a dramatic decrease from 46 percent in June.

In the poll taken from Oct. 9-13 of 1,504 adults, nearly half of respondents overall, 49 percent, said they also have a negative view of the tea party. Only 30 percent said they have a positive view, which was down from 37 percent in Pew's June poll.

Pew also asked participants about their views of Cruz, the freshman senator whose opposition to Obamacare initiated the government shutdown on Oct. 1. The poll found that Cruz's popularity has soared among tea party Republicans to 74 percent, up from 47 percent in a July survey that asked the same question.

But the latest survey also revealed that his standing among non-tea party Republicans has dropped significantly. Fifty-eight percent of non-tea party Republicans in the Pew July poll had no opinion of the Texas senator because they didn't know him. At that time 26 percent of respondents voiced a favorable opinion of him, while 16 percent expressed an unfavorable view. But in the latest poll, his unfavorable rating nearly doubled to 31 percent.

The Pew poll confirmed that the popularity of the tea party movement has dropped across all political groups Republican, Democrat, and independent.
http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/gop-sours-tea-party/2013/10/17/id/531600?ns_mail_uid=80922274&ns_mail_job=1542062_10172013&promo_code=15349-1

Pew Surveyhttp://www.people-press.org/2013/10/16/tea-partys-image-turns-more-negative/

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 02:17 PM

1. I smell a set up coming. Cruddy Cruz gets the GOP nod. Hillary is "inevblely" the Democratic choice

and we are Forced to choose to vote for the "centrist" corporate friendly candidate.

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Response to Vincardog (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 11:23 AM

6. Cruz might be the nominee if the conservative vote isn't split in the GOP primary. nt

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 02:47 PM

2. K&R

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 02:54 PM

3. So they don't like tea baggers and they are upset with republicans

 

in general, what will they do? Hopefully they'll stay home next election.

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 02:56 PM

4. $24 billion well spent. nt

 

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 03:00 PM

5. The GOP has been in self-destruct mode for a couple of years now.




Just wait a while and they will eventually turn to dust and blow away.


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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Fri Oct 18, 2013, 12:27 PM

7. "Liberal Republican" is an oxymoron these days. eom

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 09:18 AM

8. I was just fixin' to ask,...

...'what is a LIBERAL REPUBLICAN?'

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Response to Ferretherder (Reply #8)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 02:41 PM

9. Most of the leaders in the Dem Party are what would

have been considered liberal Republicans in the past.

I suspect that Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton, among others, are much more liberal in their hearts than in their policies, and that they've moved to the right of center for purely pragmatic political purposes, but if you look at what they (and other Dems) have done, then you have to acknowledge that their votes, their policy inclinations, and Obama's (and Bill's) appointments in general are more liberal Republican (what used to be called "Rockefeller Republican" than liberal (or FDR) Democratic.

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #9)

Sat Oct 19, 2013, 10:06 PM

10. It's difficult to argue with that assessment.

n/t

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