CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise – CNN Political Ticker - CNN.com Blogs
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.CNN Poll: Unfavorable view of tea party on the rise
mug.cnnpolitics By: CNN Political Unit
Washington (CNN) - Nearly half of all Americans have an unfavorable view of the tea party movement, putting it in the same company as the Democratic and Republican parties, according to a new national poll.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday indicates that 32 percent of the public has a favorable view of the two year old anti-tax movement, which also calls for less government spending and a more limited role for the federal government in our lives. The 32 percent favorable rating is down five points from December.
Forty-seven percent of people questioned say they have an unfavorable view of the tea party, up four points from December and an increase of 21 points from January 2010. That 47 percent is virtually identical to the 48 percent unfavorable ratings for both the Democratic party and the Republican party in the same poll.