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    Pew: Tea Party support at record low

    Support for the Tea Party has reached its lowest point ever, as a growing number of Republicans now hold a negative view of the movement, according to a Pew survey released on Wednesday.Forty-nine percent of the public have a negative view of the Tea Party, up from 37 percent in June and nearly double from where it stood in the early days of the movement, the poll found.

    Only 30 percent said they have a favorable view of the Tea Party, down from 37 percent in June.While the Tea Party has long been viewed unfavorably by Democrats and independents, the latest Pew survey found that Republicans have turned sharply against the group. Only 27 percent of centrist and liberal Republicans view the movement favorably, a 19-point drop from 46 percent in June.
    In addition, non-Tea Party Republicans are increasingly likely to say that the Tea Party is not even associated with the GOP. While 41 percent of Tea Partyers say they identify as Republicans, only 27 percent of non-Tea Party Republicans say the movement is a part of the GOP.


    Read more: Pew: Tea Party support at record low - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    Its sad it took people so long to have a unfavorable view of these people. Hopefully they will never again play a roll in our politics.


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    Re: Pew: Tea Party support at record low

    believing anything The Hill has to say about their enemies is the height of humor. Don't get out of the echo chamber much do ya?

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    Re: Pew: Tea Party support at record low

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    believing anything The Hill has to say about their enemies is the height of humor. Don't get out of the echo chamber much do ya?
    The hill just reported the numbers the poll was done by Pew.


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    Re: Pew: Tea Party support at record low

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    believing anything The Hill has to say about their enemies is the height of humor. Don't get out of the echo chamber much do ya?
    Pew was among the more accurate in 2012, with its error being in favor of republicans.
    http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes...ial-race/?_r=0
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    Re: Pew: Tea Party support at record low

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more: Pew: Tea Party support at record low - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    Its sad it took people so long to have a unfavorable view of these people. Hopefully they will never again play a roll in our politics. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Well...you have to realize, 30% of the polled public still believe that GWB was a good President....so you have to recognize that nearly 1/3 of the public out there are completely whacked out.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Pew: Tea Party support at record low

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Read more: Pew: Tea Party support at record low - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    Its sad it took people so long to have a unfavorable view of these people. Hopefully they will never again play a roll in our politics. [/FONT][/COLOR]
    It has actually been a year long decline for the republican party just accented by the shutdown. In November of last year 30% of the electorate affiliated/identified themselves with the republicans. Today that number is down to 20%, ouch. But over the same time period those who affiliate/identify themselves with democrats also declined, from 35% to 30%. That gap of 10% is huge, but not the worse the republicans have had. Back in March of 2009 the dems had a 38-25 advantage. But in Sep of 2010 the republicans had the advantage at 32-30%. So these things are dynamic and are good until the next major issue arises which can change things totally around in a heart beat.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Pew: Tea Party support at record low

    I seem to remember just a few years ago hearing that the Tea Party approval numbers were at an all time low. That the Tea party is no more. That the Tea Party has no power in Congress. That the Tea Party was just a short fad. That the Tea Party is history. That the Tea Party is extinct.

    That was a few years ago.

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    Re: Pew: Tea Party support at record low

    America got tired of the Beverly Hillbillies, WCW Wrestling, Larry the Cable guy, Honey Boo Boo and the Tea Party.

    There is hope for this republic.
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    Re: Pew: Tea Party support at record low

    And it's just not alienating regular conservatives either; it appears that big businesses like US Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Manufacturers and the National Retail Federation are getting on board the "sane boat" too.

    I found this opinionated piece by Harold Myerson to be spot on with the GOP and it's unsightly wart.
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    Re: Pew: Tea Party support at record low

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    It has actually been a year long decline for the republican party just accented by the shutdown. In November of last year 30% of the electorate affiliated/identified themselves with the republicans. Today that number is down to 20%, ouch. But over the same time period those who affiliate/identify themselves with democrats also declined, from 35% to 30%. That gap of 10% is huge, but not the worse the republicans have had. Back in March of 2009 the dems had a 38-25 advantage. But in Sep of 2010 the republicans had the advantage at 32-30%. So these things are dynamic and are good until the next major issue arises which can change things totally around in a heart beat.
    In my lifetime, going back to Truman, the Republican Party has always been the minority party.

    Who put Reagan in the White House ? Reagan Democrats.

    What the Democrats should be concerned with, and they are because that's why they want amnesty and double the number of legal immigration, that the Democrat party is for the first time also a minority party.

    If the libertarians and conservative and moderate independents were able to pull off a third political party, guess where most of the Republicans will be headed to ?


    I think as soon as there's a competent mathematician who's able to explain to those who lack the knowledge of numbers on how much just a trillion is, The Democrat Party is in deep ####.

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