Skip to comments.NY Times: Poll Finds Tea Party Anger Rooted in Issues of Class
Posted on 04/14/2010 4:05:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
Tea party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, tend to be Republican, white, male, and married, and their strong opposition to the Obama administration is more rooted in political ideology than anxiety about their personal economic situation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters look like Republicans in many ways, but they hold more conservative views on a range of issues and tend to be older than Republicans generally. They are also more likely than Republicans as a whole to describe themselves as very conservative and President Obama as very liberal.
And while most Republicans say they are dissatisfied with Washington, Tea Party supporters are more likely to classify themselves as angry.
Speculation and anecdotal evidence have often taken the place of concrete data about who supports the Tea Party movement, and the poll offers some surprising findings.
Their fierce animosity toward Washington, and the president in particular, is rooted in deep pessimism about the direction of the country and the conviction that the policies of the Obama administration are disproportionately directed at helping the poor rather than the middle class or the rich.
The overwhelming majority of Tea Party supporters say Mr. Obama does not share the values most Americans live by, and that he does not understand the problems of people like themselves.
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As long as the enemy doesn’t know us - they cannot defeat us...
Random shots by the uber-left media - all misfires and misdirected - not hitting anything... all the while bemusing Tea Party folks - laughing at the leftists.
What the Progressive Leftists cannot understand is that the more they slam the Tea Party Movement - the more they lay out snide remarks, the more they deride us - THE MORE ACTIVE AND DETERMINED we get...
BOTH HOUSES IN 2010 ... Bye Bye Progressives - Bye Bye Reid - Bye Bye Pelosi — and WATCH OUT Mr. soon to be LAME DUCK OBAMA...
Did the NYT cover the Gallop Poll that showed much different numbers?
” I know more women who are really pissed off at the DemocRATS right now than I do white males”
Those same women may be dealing with grumpy out of work husbands who may be over drinking and polishing their guns “over and over” since polishing their resumes and submitting them “over and over” hasn’t netted them even an interview.
Right. The “producer” class versus the “looter” class. It’s quite simple really...
Apparently you are.
The underlying reason that the left can’t fathom the tea party movement is that they don’t understand any “organization” that isn’t controlled top-down from some “elite”.
Could it be that the demography mentioned is the same as those that pay 95% of the taxes? Hmmmmmmm?
Schmucks = NYT
LOL. :) touche.