Pollster.com

Articles and Analysis

 

US: Tea Party (CNN 2/12-15)

Topics: poll

CNN / Opinion Research Corporation
2/12-15/10; 1,023 adults, 3% margin of error
954 registered voters, 3% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(CNN release)

National

2010 Congress: Generic Ballot
47% Republican, 45% Democrat (chart) (previously released)

Would you favor or oppose having a third political party that would run candidates for President, Congress and state offices against the Republican and Democratic candidates? (IF FAVOR) Suppose that having a third political party would mean that the winner of some elections would be a candidate who disagrees with you on most issues that matter to you. Would you favor or oppose having a third political party under those circumstances?
38% Favor third political party under those circumstances
26% Oppose third party under those circumstances (but favor initially)
34% Oppose under any circumstances

What is your view of the Tea Party -- would you say you strongly support it, moderately support it, moderately oppose it, or strongly oppose it, or don't you know enough about the Tea Party to say?
35% Support, 19% Oppose

Now suppose the elections for Congress were being held today and a third candidate were running who was endorsed by the Tea Party movement. Which candidate would you vote for in your Congressional district -
45% Democratic, 33% Republican, 16% Tea Party

 

Comments
Xenobion:

I support the Tea Party movement and its fragmentation of the Republican electorate. Even if the Republicans end up getting any control of any house it will be entertaining to watch the party eat itself up on its no compromise agenda. You can only milk this cow for so long until it kicks back.

____________________

Williame123:

Most of the tea party folks are nothing more than conservatives and right leaning independents who are bitter and still can't get over the fact that Obama won. These were some of the same people at McCain and Palin rallies during the elections calling Obama a terrorist and carrying all sorts of racist signs.

The rest are mostly Ron Paul supporters and NWO kooks.

____________________

Field Marshal:

The TEA partiers are just people who are fed up with the republican party straying from its fiscally conservative values. It will only serve to strengthen the republican party in the end.

William,

There are always going to be a few nuts in any group. As I talked about on another thread, the left wing journalists seek these idiots out in order to paint the entire group as indicative of the one or two people.

That's the liberal media for you. Where were they when the far left where holding racist, bigoted, and truly hateful signs at their rallies? Nonexistent of course! Because they didn't want to taint the essence of their story which was to support the protesters. Opposite of what they were doing when reporting on the TEA partiers.

____________________

Stillow:

Libs like X and william underestimate the sheer size and scope of the Tea party. Its normal people who indeed are just sick and tired of what they see going on with their money. The movement is going to keep growing...its the reason Scott Brown won his election.

The name callin at this point the left does to the tea party only makes them stronger and it moves more and more people to their cause.

Andyes all groups and movements have nuts....anyone hear of code pink during a anti war rally?

____________________

Field Marshal:

Actually, Code Pink was fairly normal compared to some of the other far-left nutty fringe groups that were out here in Denver for the Convention. I live fairly close to downtown and there were weirdos all over the place.

One group was against homes and that people should live off the land with community gardens and tents. Their parents must be so proud.

____________________

Uchenna Oguekwe:

The last question indicates that the Tea Party movement will cause more of a problem for Repubs than Dems.

____________________

Xenobion:

My thoughts exactly Uchenna. Republicans need to reign in the Tea Partiers or face losing most of their current agenda, especially social issues like maintaining DADT, Roe v. Wade, ect. Make the Tea Party and watch the Indies and Fiscal Cons move into a new party tearing Republicans in 2. If we were a pluralist system Democrats would be worried but we're not.

The Tea Pary is full of loons. Have any of you actually gone or watched one of these things? Its nothing more than a I hate Obama party extension of the 2008 sore losers. The message is getting dilluted. Its a mob mentality, money making scheme for a few people. So sad to see it go corrupt so fast.

____________________

jamesia:

Well plenty of liberals will surely support the effort of tea baggers... Letting them divide up whatever's left of the GOP is probably a Dem goal

____________________

jamesia:

Just saw this poll, but the Tea Party + GOP praise of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of corporate spending in elections will boost Dem results this fall.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/17/AR2010021701151.html?hpid=topnews

____________________

jamesia:

Just saw this poll, but the Tea Party + GOP praise of the Supreme Court ruling in favor of corporate spending in elections will boost Dem results this fall.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/17/AR2010021701151.html?hpid=topnews

____________________

lat:

Stillow and Field Marshall,

I checked with the Grand Wizard about ordering sheets for both of you and was told that unfortunately they are on back order due th the fact that Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh placed multiple orders that cannot be filled. As soon as they become available I will let you know. Field Marshall getting you the satin sheets you requested should not be a problem.

____________________

Aaron_in_TX:

There have been numerous right-wing protest movements in the past - John Birch Society, Young Americans for Freedom, Anti-ERA movements, isolationist movements, etc... they just didn't get the play that the tea parties do.

____________________

Stillow:

IMO I want Dems to keep slamming th tea parties. I want loons like lat to keep screaming racist at every turn. These tea party people are pissed at both parties. I saw them rail into Bush and Obama. Tea party people are not all republicans, they are dems and indy's too...and that si why its so dangerous to the Dems.

Dems will pay a price for all this over spending just as the GOP did. As I said the tea party elected scott brown.....and that was in MA.............Dems are in big big trouble and you guys choose to ignore it and pretend the GOp is in trouble. When its Dems losing elections now and Dems getting killed in early polling for this fall.

Keep up the strategy. Just as calling old ladies at town hall meetings thugs and nazi's backfired on you and eventually dragged support for HCR down to the 30's....bashing the tea party will do the same.

____________________

Field Marshal:

Lat:

Why would a chess champion care about bedding?

Lol. I think you need to go back on your meds there.

____________________

Field Marshal:

You libs have to be proud of the quality of the people who are behind your cause like lat.

____________________

lat:

I get it. The Tea Party nutjobs hold up signs with Obama's name on it while crossing out the n word underneath, compare Obama to Hitler, etc. and I am the one who is crazy? The fact that either one of you could give any legitimate creedence to these wing nuts is laughable. Even your good buddy "Joe the Plumber" says these tactics are just plain stupid (wow the man actually uttered an intelligent statement).

____________________

Field Marshal:

You mean like these liberals?

http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=612
http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=621

http://www.jokefile.co.uk/peace/protestsigns.html

So i assume you think these liberal anti-war protesters are also crazy.

As i said previously, there are always a few nut cases in any group. However, lat, you are either ignorant of this fact and really think that ALL tea party protesters are like that or simply ignore reality and would like to believe that this is the case.

If you really saw the tea party protests first hand instead of through mainstream media filtered for Dem propaganda, you would know that the vast majority (99%+) of the people were just regular middle class folks sick of the governments B.S.

If I were you, I would actually educate yourself a bit. On the internet, no one knows you so your ignorance is okay. However, if you say these things in public, I'm sure the people are making fun of you as soon as you turn around.

____________________

Stillow:

LOL....I guess lat missed 2001-2009 where libs compared Bush to hitler every day, wrote books on how to assasinate him, egged his car during his inaugeration, accused him of planning 9/11, etc, etc, etc...............

Someone please explai nto lat there are kooks on both sides please.

____________________

Field Marshal:

You mean like these liberals?

(remove the space after the third w)
www .zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=612
www .zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=621
www .jokefile.co.uk/peace/protestsigns.html

So i assume you think these liberal anti-war protesters are also crazy.

As i said previously, there are always a few nut cases in any group. However, lat, you are either ignorant of this fact and really think that ALL tea party protesters are like that or simply ignore reality and would like to believe that this is the case.

If you really saw the tea party protests first hand instead of through mainstream media filtered for Dem propaganda, you would know that the vast majority (99%+) of the people were just regular middle class folks sick of the governments B.S.

If I were you, I would actually educate yourself a bit. On the internet, no one knows you so your ignorance is okay. However, if you say these things in public, I'm sure the people are making fun of you as soon as you turn around.

____________________

Xenobion:

A random person holding a sign vs. an organized PAC group that has a grip on our current politicans. I don't like racist/nazi spewers, but I certainly don't like organized racist/nazi spewers. The Tea Party is a hatemongering group of anti-tax advocates.

____________________

Stillow:

Keep it up, please!!!!!!!!!!

____________________

Xenobion:

lol trust me we will. No matter what happens in 2010 the Tea Party is nothing but a knife aimed at the Republican Party. The question is what is it going to cut out?

____________________

Field Marshal:

So now the Tea party is an organized neo-nazi group? LOL. So funny.

Is that the equivalent of the Dems being an organized communist group?

Pathetic.

____________________

WilliamGray:

Xenobion: How come your mommy is letting you play on the computer while you should be at school? I mean, I'm sure you are no more than 10 years old given the level of intellect you have displayed in these last few posts.

____________________

Xenobion:

Sorry you feel that way WilliamGray that makes you what 6? for stooping to my level?

____________________

jamesia:

The Tea Party is kicking out Charlie Crist... Allowed to win the GOP primary, and serve a Senate term, he'd have been an almost shoo-in for Prez. Now I just wonder if he's going to let his career burn out, or jump ships to the Dem side.

Numerous national conservatives have turned against the Tea Party, so it's not a stretch to see how the two sides are going to tear each other apart before making it to general elections against Dems.

And personal attacks will get you kicked out of the playground...

____________________

Xenobion:

Here's the amazing message of the Tea Party in my state. Half of it is sane, the other half is flat out crazy.

http://media.klewtv.com/designvideo/bimVidPlayer.swf?i=84420877

____________________



Post a comment




Please be patient while your comment posts - sometimes it takes a minute or two. To check your comment, please wait 60 seconds and click your browser's refresh button. Note that comments with three or more hyperlinks will be held for approval.

MAP - US, AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY, PR