Originally posted by whodey
At first I sympathized with the Tea Party, but after watching this video, I have to say I"m through with'em!! I mean, first the Tea Party single handedly downgrades the US bond rating and now they have also taken away all the jobs? All this destruction in just a few years?
Congresswoman Maxine Waters is right, to hell with the Tea Party!!!
Looks like America is telling the Tea Party to go straight to hell.
"Polls show that disapproval of the Tea Party is climbing. In April 2010, a New York Times/CBS News survey found that 18 percent of Americans had an unfavorable opinion of it, 21 percent had a favorable opinion and 46 percent had not heard enough. Now, 14 months later, Tea Party supporters have slipped to 20 percent, while their opponents have more than doubled, to 40 percent
Of course, politicians of all stripes are not faring well among the public these days. But in data we have recently collected, the Tea Party ranks lower than any of the 23 other groups we asked about
— lower than both Republicans and Democrats. It is even less popular than much maligned groups like “atheists” and “Muslims.”
Interestingly, one group that approaches it in unpopularity is the Christian Right."
"The Tea Party didn't exactly emerge from the debt ceiling fight smelling like a rose, according to a new CBS/New York Times poll.
The movement's unpopularity jumped to 40 percent
, up from 29 percent in late April. And House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) now sports what Slate columnist Dave Wiegel calls a "Gingrichian" disapproval rating of 57 percent.
'(It's) a pyhrric victory for Democrats, but I'd bet they'll take it,' Wiegel writes.
Oh, and who do voters blame for exploding the federal budget deficit? The George W. Bush administration, hands down, with 44 percent. Fifteen percent a piece said President Obama or Congress. And 10 percent said all of the above.
"As of August of 2011, however, 20 percent view the Tea Party favorably, but those holding an unfavorable opinion has more than doubled to 40 percent
. Eighteen percent are undecided, and those who haven’t heard now number just 21 percent.
The poll asked: 'Do you consider yourself to be a supporter of the Tea Party or not?'
Just 18 percent answered Yes, with 73 percent saying no.
"More Americans consider themselves strong opponents of the Tea Party movement than strong supporters
, by 20% to 14%, and the ratio is a similar 22% to 15% among registered voters."