Friday, April 08, 2011

Americans Agree with Tea Party, not D.C. Leaders

As big-spending liberals blame the Tea Party about the government shutdown debacle, the latest poll shows that these politicians are blaming more voters than they apparently realize: More Americans favor the Tea Party movement over Congress or President Obama.

For background read Proved: Tea Party Movement is Christian and also read Federal Government Shutdown Over Abortion

-- From "Rasmussen: 48 percent of Americans are extremists" by David Freddoso, Washington Examiner 4/5/11

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 48% of Likely U.S. Voters say when it comes to the major issues facing the country, their views are closer to the average Tea Party member as opposed to the average member of Congress. Just 22% say their views are closest to those of the average congressman. Even more (30%) aren’t sure.

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From "48% Say Their Views Closer to Tea Party Than Congress" by Rasmussen Reports 4/5/11

Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters think the Tea Party movement is good for the country, consistent with findings since May 2010. Twenty-six percent (26%) disagree and say the grassroots, small government movement is bad for America. Sixteen percent (16%) say neither.

Forty-five percent (45%) say the average Tea Party member has a better understanding of the problems America faces today than the average member of Congress does. That figure is down seven points from a year ago. Still, today only 31% think the average member of Congress has a better understanding. Twenty-three percent (23%) are undecided.

One-third of voters continue to have ties to the Tea Party movement. That includes 22% who say they themselves are members and 12% more who say they have friends or family who belong. Those findings haven’t budged from the end of December. Fifty-two percent (52%) say they have no links to the Tea Party, but 14% are not sure.

There’s a similarly sharp divide between Mainstream and Political Class voters. Fifty-nine percent (59%) of those in the Mainstream think the Tea Party is good for America, but 69% of the Political Class say it’s a bad thing.

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