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    Re: CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by What if...? View Post
    Excellent post.

    But Maggie is correct to examine how polls are worded.

    Wordsmithing IS everything nowadays.
    I didn't agree with her outright dismissal. A better response would have been to seek more info.

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    Re: CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I didn't agree with her outright dismissal. A better response would have been to seek more info.
    I understand and wasn't criticizing. Polling is often just a PR feedback loop. What "messaging" is working, etc. I don't trust any poll results on their face, as they can be so easily manipulated to give a selected impression. By asking leading questions or cherrypicking the results.

    I don't think she was just dismissing the poll itself, but commenting on something similar to the above. And the need to consider the source. I've seen enough of her posts by now to know she probably read your links about the questions.

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    Re: CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    It looks like the popularity of the movement might be waning. I wonder if this is a short term blip or a longer term trend.
    A very good thing to wonder. Tea party polling has been all over the map.

    Here's something from last summer, just a few months before the Democrats suffered major losses that culminated from the momentum generated by the tea party:

    June 2010
    Poll: The sagging popularity of the tea parties
    A new Washington Post/ABC News poll includes questions about the tea parties that have the nascent movement's popularity slipping badly. Overall, since the last poll, the percentage of Americans who hold an unfavorable view of the movement has jumped from 39 percent to 50 percent. The leading edge of that has been a collapse in support from 18-29-year-olds. In March, they had a positive, 43-38 view of the tea parties. They've swung hard to a negative view, 27-60.
    And even closer to that election:
    September 2010
    Nationally, however, the CBS/ New York Times poll shows that among those with an opinion, more view the Tea Party unfavorably (29 percent) than favorably (23 percent).

    Just 19 percent of Americans in this poll say they support the Tea Party movement, while 63 percent say they do not.

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    Re: CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    What a shame. Predictable, but a shame nonetheless.
    The tea party, such as it was, has been almost entirely co-opted by the establishment they seek to overthrow.

    What a shame. Our system is broke and no one with the power to fix it has any incentive to do anything about it.
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    Re: CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    A very good thing to wonder. Tea party polling has been all over the map.

    Here's something from last summer, just a few months before the Democrats suffered major losses that culminated from the momentum generated by the tea party:



    And even closer to that election:
    Actually, if you look at the link Mega supplied, while there are some definite highs and lows, there is also a definite trend among unfavorable opinions. That is what we call using data to back up a claim.
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    Re: CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The link I was referring to was there all the time, and you looked at the wrong part of it. We are talking "unfavorable"(see thread title), which has gone in a year and a half from under 20 to over 40 %.
    Well with the revelation about Bernanke keeping secrets, that's liable to change soon. The Tea Party was right, bunch of slimeballs running the money departments in DC.
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    Re: CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Well with the revelation about Bernanke keeping secrets, that's liable to change soon. The Tea Party was right, bunch of slimeballs running the money departments in DC.
    When was the last time that wasn't happening :

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    Re: CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    When was the last time that wasn't happening :
    I don't remember foreign banks making a run on the FED under any other administration.
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    Re: CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I don't remember foreign banks making a run on the FED under any other administration.
    Smart move. The US made money.
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    Re: CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Actually, if you look at the link Mega supplied, while there are some definite highs and lows, there is also a definite trend among unfavorable opinions. That is what we call using data to back up a claim.
    I'm not sure I understand what you're trying to say... in part because you didn't actually use any data to back up your claim. What do you consider a "definite trend?"

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