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NY Times: Poll Finds Tea Party Anger Rooted in Issues of Class
NY Times ^ | April 14, 2010 | By KATE ZERNIKE and MEGAN THEE-BRENAN

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: angrymob; boguspoll; cpusatalkingpoints; misleading; nytimesbias; pravdamedia; taxpartyrevolt; teaparty
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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...


101 posted on 04/14/2010 8:19:56 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Did the NYT cover the Gallop Poll that showed much different numbers?
http://www.gallup.com/poll/127181/Tea-Partiers-Fairly-Mainstream-Demographics.aspx


102 posted on 04/14/2010 8:21:58 PM PDT by hocndoc (http://www.LifeEthics.org (I've got a mustard seed and I'm not afraid to use it.) (RIA)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

” 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.

jest sayin’....


103 posted on 04/15/2010 4:13:37 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (Mike Mathis is my name,opinions are my own,subject to flaming when deserved!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Right. The “producer” class versus the “looter” class. It’s quite simple really...


104 posted on 04/15/2010 4:18:01 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: LasVegasMac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-iaqQ-mryg


105 posted on 04/15/2010 5:40:53 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“more less-educated”
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Apparently you are.


106 posted on 04/15/2010 5:43:46 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a leftist is like trying to catch sunshine in a fish net at midnight.)
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To: ICCtheWay

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”.


107 posted on 04/15/2010 5:49:27 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Could it be that the demography mentioned is the same as those that pay 95% of the taxes? Hmmmmmmm?

Schmucks = NYT


108 posted on 04/15/2010 7:54:05 AM PDT by chooseascreennamepat
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To: RipSawyer

LOL. :) touche.


109 posted on 04/15/2010 8:46:17 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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