Polling,  Tea Party

Poll Watch: 51 Per Cent View Tea Parties Favorably – 32 Per Cent Very Favorable

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Ventura County, California National Tax Day Tea Party, April 15, 2009

But, the political class strongly disagrees.

Fifty-one percent (51%) of Americans have a favorable view of the “tea parties” held nationwide last week, including 32% who say their view of the events is Very favorable.

Thirty-three percent (33%) hold an unfavorable opinion of the tea parties according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Fifteen percent (15%) are not sure.

While half the nation has a favorable opinion of last Wednesday’s events, the nation’s Political Class has a much dimmer view—just 13% of the political elite offered even a somewhat favorable assessment while 81% said the opposite. Among the Political Class, not a single survey respondent said they had a Very Favorable opinion of the events while 60% shared a Very Unfavorable assessment.

One-in-four adults (25%) say they personally know someone who attended a tea party protest. That figure includes just one percent (1%) of those in the Political Class.

Is this surprising for the political elite?

But, this spells trouble for the Obama Administration and Congresional Democrats if the economy does not quickly turn around.

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