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Attention Media: Americans Identify Equally With Tea Party and Obama

Posted by on Oct. 29, 2013 at 4:17 PM
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For almost a month the mainstream media have declared the Tea Party dead - are you listening, E.J. Dionne? - as a result of the government shutdown.

However, a new Rasmussen poll finds that an equal number of Americans identify with the Tea Party's views as do Obama's:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters think the president’s views are closest to their own when it comes to the major issues facing the country. But just as many (42%) say their views come closest to those of the average Tea Party member instead. Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure.

To be fair, the number of people identifying with the Tea Party has dropped from 48 percent in April 2010, but this seems minor given all the attacks on it from the left and their media minions.

Also of note, Americans identify more with the Tea Party than members of Congress:

Thirty-four percent (34%) now believe their personal views are closest to those of the average member of Congress when it comes to the major issues of the day. But slightly more (36%) say their views are closest to those of the average member of the Tea Party. A sizable 30%, however, are not sure.

Another interesting finding:

32% feel the Tea Party has become more influential over the past year, up from 25% in late August before the shutdown began.Twenty-eight percent (28%) say the Tea Party is less influential now. Thirty-three percent (33%) say the group’s influence is about the same.

And finally, despite all the attacks on the Tea Party in recent weeks, the number of people believing it's bad for the nation has changed little since January.

So keep this all in mind when liberal media members talk about the imminent demise of this still very powerful conservative movement.



Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/10/29/attention-media-americans-identify-equally-tea-party-and-obama#ixzz2j8zt3Z6j

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Farmlady09
by Silver Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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The msm in this country serves only to promote whatever lie is currently popular. Right now, that would be that only liberals and Obama matter, any other thought or ideal is 'dead' and done for, and they truly believe that if they tell the lie often enough or long enough (sound familiar) that the general population will consider it the truth.

If their lie were actually the truth, we'd have had a budget passed for the last 5 years, there would have been no government shutdown, Ocare would be rocking, and every citizen would be wearing an "I love Obama" tshirt.

In all honesty, I see the crud the msm prints as a liberal fairy tale. It's what they 'want' ~ but it not reality. Reality must really suck for liberals and their dream of a socialist nightmare taking over what used to be America.

The part that truly makes me smile is the continuous failure to take away Americans' guns. Unless/until they do so, their 'dream' will remain just another pipe dream. Even giving away half the land to China or making good on the UN agenda for land grabbing is not going to be possible as long as so many Americans are armed. If they try to force it, the liberals may well find themselves the party that is 'gone' ... because the number of Americans that are sick of this crud, and just can't afford it grows every day (thank you so MUCH Ocare lol). At the rate that people are waking up thanks to how much (and how unaffordable) the affordable care act is proving to be, it won't be all that difficult to poke them with their own nightmare.

jaxTheMomm
by Platinum Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 4:34 PM

I haven't seen anyone in the media claim the TP is dead.  

candlegal
by Judy on Oct. 29, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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The problem is the media thinks everyone  believes their spin.  When they demonize the tea party the only people they are getting to are the ones that buy everything they say.  The ones that think for themselves don't buy into what the media has to offer.

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 4:39 PM
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Poll: Congress, tea party take hits from government shutdown

  • By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto and Fred Backus

In the aftermath of the partial government shutdown and debt ceiling debate, both Republicans and Democrats in Congress get low job approval ratings, but Republicans fare worse.

Views of the tea party also suffered.

While 31 percent of Americans approve of the way Democrats in Congress are doing their job, just 18 percent approve of how Republicans are doing theirs. Disapproval of Republicans in Congress has risen five percentage points since before the shutdown, to 78 percent. Democrats' "negatives" climbed three points, to 65 percent.

The recent budget negotiations have made 64 percent of Americans pessimistic about Congress' ability to deal with future issues affecting the country; only 11 percent are optimistic.

Tea party adherents were front-and-center during the shutdown, and views of the movement have become more negative. Just 14 percent of Americans now hold a favorable view of the tea party, down from 18 percent as the government shutdown began, and unfavorable views are up 7 points. Half of Americans still hold no view of the tea party or aren't familiar with it, even after the high-profile political battles.

Conservative Republicans hold net positive views of the tea party (40 percent have a favorable opinion); Democrats and liberals hold especially negative views.

Sixty percent of Americans don't think the Tea Party reflects the views of most Americans, but the movement's backers don't feel they hold a minority view - in fact, the opposite: As with many groups, tea party supporters think their own views are held by most Americans.

 The signup process on HealthCare.gov, the web site for the new health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), has had well-publicized problems since its launch earlier this month. Many Americans seem to be aware of them: Only 12 percent think the sign up process is going well, while far more -- 49 percent -- say it's not. But more than a third of Americans - 38 percent -- can't evaluate how signup is going.

Overall views of the 2010 health care law are the same as they were when the program launched earlier in October. More Americans disapprove (51 percent) than approve of it (43 percent).

Views continue to be highly partisan: 74 percent of Democrats approve of it, compared to 87 percent of Republicans who disapprove. 55 percent of independents disapprove.

Meanwhile, most Americans continue to view the economy's condition negatively: Two thirds think it's in bad shape; just 32 percent think it is doing well.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

The poll was conducted by telephone Oct. 18-21, 2013 among 1,007 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by Social Science Research Solutions of Media, Pa. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. There was a three-point margin of error

More data here

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57608603/poll-congress-tea-party-take-hits-from-government-shutdown/

12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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I think peoples opinions are changing with the embarrassing failure of Obama/DemoCare and dems in congress still demonizing republicans for Obama's incompetence.
Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Poll: Congress, tea party take hits from government shutdown

  • By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto and Fred Backus

In the aftermath of the partial government shutdown and debt ceiling debate, both Republicans and Democrats in Congress get low job approval ratings, but Republicans fare worse.

Views of the tea party also suffered.

While 31 percent of Americans approve of the way Democrats in Congress are doing their job, just 18 percent approve of how Republicans are doing theirs. Disapproval of Republicans in Congress has risen five percentage points since before the shutdown, to 78 percent. Democrats' "negatives" climbed three points, to 65 percent.

The recent budget negotiations have made 64 percent of Americans pessimistic about Congress' ability to deal with future issues affecting the country; only 11 percent are optimistic.

Tea party adherents were front-and-center during the shutdown, and views of the movement have become more negative. Just 14 percent of Americans now hold a favorable view of the tea party, down from 18 percent as the government shutdown began, and unfavorable views are up 7 points. Half of Americans still hold no view of the tea party or aren't familiar with it, even after the high-profile political battles.

Conservative Republicans hold net positive views of the tea party (40 percent have a favorable opinion); Democrats and liberals hold especially negative views.

Sixty percent of Americans don't think the Tea Party reflects the views of most Americans, but the movement's backers don't feel they hold a minority view - in fact, the opposite: As with many groups, tea party supporters think their own views are held by most Americans.

 The signup process on HealthCare.gov, the web site for the new health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), has had well-publicized problems since its launch earlier this month. Many Americans seem to be aware of them: Only 12 percent think the sign up process is going well, while far more -- 49 percent -- say it's not. But more than a third of Americans - 38 percent -- can't evaluate how signup is going.

Overall views of the 2010 health care law are the same as they were when the program launched earlier in October. More Americans disapprove (51 percent) than approve of it (43 percent).

Views continue to be highly partisan: 74 percent of Democrats approve of it, compared to 87 percent of Republicans who disapprove. 55 percent of independents disapprove.

Meanwhile, most Americans continue to view the economy's condition negatively: Two thirds think it's in bad shape; just 32 percent think it is doing well.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

The poll was conducted by telephone Oct. 18-21, 2013 among 1,007 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by Social Science Research Solutions of Media, Pa. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. There was a three-point margin of error

More data here

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57608603/poll-congress-tea-party-take-hits-from-government-shutdown/


sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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 Minds are changing...the tea party keeps losing support!

lol

We were sent this by an AATTP member in Wheeling WV who took the opportunity to troll a car parked in the student lot at an uppity private school.  Settle in to the political wilderness, 'baggers:)  Hillary/Warren 2016!

www.aattp.org

Quoting 12hellokitty:

I think peoples opinions are changing with the embarrassing failure of Obama/DemoCare and dems in congress still demonizing republicans for Obama's incompetence.
Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Poll: Congress, tea party take hits from government shutdown

  • By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto and Fred Backus

In the aftermath of the partial government shutdown and debt ceiling debate, both Republicans and Democrats in Congress get low job approval ratings, but Republicans fare worse.

Views of the tea party also suffered.

While 31 percent of Americans approve of the way Democrats in Congress are doing their job, just 18 percent approve of how Republicans are doing theirs. Disapproval of Republicans in Congress has risen five percentage points since before the shutdown, to 78 percent. Democrats' "negatives" climbed three points, to 65 percent.

The recent budget negotiations have made 64 percent of Americans pessimistic about Congress' ability to deal with future issues affecting the country; only 11 percent are optimistic.

Tea party adherents were front-and-center during the shutdown, and views of the movement have become more negative. Just 14 percent of Americans now hold a favorable view of the tea party, down from 18 percent as the government shutdown began, and unfavorable views are up 7 points. Half of Americans still hold no view of the tea party or aren't familiar with it, even after the high-profile political battles.

Conservative Republicans hold net positive views of the tea party (40 percent have a favorable opinion); Democrats and liberals hold especially negative views.

Sixty percent of Americans don't think the Tea Party reflects the views of most Americans, but the movement's backers don't feel they hold a minority view - in fact, the opposite: As with many groups, tea party supporters think their own views are held by most Americans.

 The signup process on HealthCare.gov, the web site for the new health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), has had well-publicized problems since its launch earlier this month. Many Americans seem to be aware of them: Only 12 percent think the sign up process is going well, while far more -- 49 percent -- say it's not. But more than a third of Americans - 38 percent -- can't evaluate how signup is going.

Overall views of the 2010 health care law are the same as they were when the program launched earlier in October. More Americans disapprove (51 percent) than approve of it (43 percent).

Views continue to be highly partisan: 74 percent of Democrats approve of it, compared to 87 percent of Republicans who disapprove. 55 percent of independents disapprove.

Meanwhile, most Americans continue to view the economy's condition negatively: Two thirds think it's in bad shape; just 32 percent think it is doing well.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

The poll was conducted by telephone Oct. 18-21, 2013 among 1,007 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by Social Science Research Solutions of Media, Pa. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. There was a three-point margin of error

More data here

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57608603/poll-congress-tea-party-take-hits-from-government-shutdown/


 

12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 4:54 PM
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LOL. Hillary doesn't stand a chance. Dems are going to have to "gin up" a whole lot of fear in order for Hillary to have a chance, but that's what dems do best....so who knows
Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Minds are changing...the tea party keeps losing support!

lol

We were sent this by an AATTP member in Wheeling WV who took the opportunity to troll a car parked in the student lot at an uppity private school.  Settle in to the political wilderness, 'baggers:)  Hillary/Warren 2016!
www.aattp.org

Quoting 12hellokitty:

I think peoples opinions are changing with the embarrassing failure of Obama/DemoCare and dems in congress still demonizing republicans for Obama's incompetence.
Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Poll: Congress, tea party take hits from government shutdown

  • By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto and Fred Backus

In the aftermath of the partial government shutdown and debt ceiling debate, both Republicans and Democrats in Congress get low job approval ratings, but Republicans fare worse.

Views of the tea party also suffered.

While 31 percent of Americans approve of the way Democrats in Congress are doing their job, just 18 percent approve of how Republicans are doing theirs. Disapproval of Republicans in Congress has risen five percentage points since before the shutdown, to 78 percent. Democrats' "negatives" climbed three points, to 65 percent.

The recent budget negotiations have made 64 percent of Americans pessimistic about Congress' ability to deal with future issues affecting the country; only 11 percent are optimistic.

Tea party adherents were front-and-center during the shutdown, and views of the movement have become more negative. Just 14 percent of Americans now hold a favorable view of the tea party, down from 18 percent as the government shutdown began, and unfavorable views are up 7 points. Half of Americans still hold no view of the tea party or aren't familiar with it, even after the high-profile political battles.

Conservative Republicans hold net positive views of the tea party (40 percent have a favorable opinion); Democrats and liberals hold especially negative views.

Sixty percent of Americans don't think the Tea Party reflects the views of most Americans, but the movement's backers don't feel they hold a minority view - in fact, the opposite: As with many groups, tea party supporters think their own views are held by most Americans.

 The signup process on HealthCare.gov, the web site for the new health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), has had well-publicized problems since its launch earlier this month. Many Americans seem to be aware of them: Only 12 percent think the sign up process is going well, while far more -- 49 percent -- say it's not. But more than a third of Americans - 38 percent -- can't evaluate how signup is going.

Overall views of the 2010 health care law are the same as they were when the program launched earlier in October. More Americans disapprove (51 percent) than approve of it (43 percent).

Views continue to be highly partisan: 74 percent of Democrats approve of it, compared to 87 percent of Republicans who disapprove. 55 percent of independents disapprove.

Meanwhile, most Americans continue to view the economy's condition negatively: Two thirds think it's in bad shape; just 32 percent think it is doing well.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

The poll was conducted by telephone Oct. 18-21, 2013 among 1,007 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by Social Science Research Solutions of Media, Pa. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. There was a three-point margin of error

More data here

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57608603/poll-congress-tea-party-take-hits-from-government-shutdown/


 


TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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 E.J. Dionne is a "true believer."  That man believes fairy dust propels this administration. 

It's kind of creepy.

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Oct. 29, 2013 at 5:40 PM
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Have you seen her approval numbers vs republicans in general and all theat are mentioned as possible contenders in 2016?

Lol


Quoting 12hellokitty:

LOL. Hillary doesn't stand a chance. Dems are going to have to "gin up" a whole lot of fear in order for Hillary to have a chance, but that's what dems do best....so who knows




Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 Minds are changing...the tea party keeps losing support!


lol


We were sent this by an AATTP member in Wheeling WV who took the opportunity to troll a car parked in the student lot at an uppity private school.  Settle in to the political wilderness, 'baggers:)  Hillary/Warren 2016!<br />
<br />
www.aattp.org


Quoting 12hellokitty:

I think peoples opinions are changing with the embarrassing failure of Obama/DemoCare and dems in congress still demonizing republicans for Obama's incompetence.

Quoting sweet-a-kins:


Poll: Congress, tea party take hits from government shutdown




  • By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto and Fred Backus


In the aftermath of the partial government shutdown and debt ceiling debate, both Republicans and Democrats in Congress get low job approval ratings, but Republicans fare worse.


Views of the tea party also suffered.


While 31 percent of Americans approve of the way Democrats in Congress are doing their job, just 18 percent approve of how Republicans are doing theirs. Disapproval of Republicans in Congress has risen five percentage points since before the shutdown, to 78 percent. Democrats' "negatives" climbed three points, to 65 percent.


The recent budget negotiations have made 64 percent of Americans pessimistic about Congress' ability to deal with future issues affecting the country; only 11 percent are optimistic.


Tea party adherents were front-and-center during the shutdown, and views of the movement have become more negative. Just 14 percent of Americans now hold a favorable view of the tea party, down from 18 percent as the government shutdown began, and unfavorable views are up 7 points. Half of Americans still hold no view of the tea party or aren't familiar with it, even after the high-profile political battles.


Conservative Republicans hold net positive views of the tea party (40 percent have a favorable opinion); Democrats and liberals hold especially negative views.


Sixty percent of Americans don't think the Tea Party reflects the views of most Americans, but the movement's backers don't feel they hold a minority view - in fact, the opposite: As with many groups, tea party supporters think their own views are held by most Americans.


 The signup process on HealthCare.gov, the web site for the new health care exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), has had well-publicized problems since its launch earlier this month. Many Americans seem to be aware of them: Only 12 percent think the sign up process is going well, while far more -- 49 percent -- say it's not. But more than a third of Americans - 38 percent -- can't evaluate how signup is going.


Overall views of the 2010 health care law are the same as they were when the program launched earlier in October. More Americans disapprove (51 percent) than approve of it (43 percent).


Views continue to be highly partisan: 74 percent of Democrats approve of it, compared to 87 percent of Republicans who disapprove. 55 percent of independents disapprove.


Meanwhile, most Americans continue to view the economy's condition negatively: Two thirds think it's in bad shape; just 32 percent think it is doing well.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

The poll was conducted by telephone Oct. 18-21, 2013 among 1,007 adults nationwide. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by Social Science Research Solutions of Media, Pa. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. There was a three-point margin of error


More data here


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57608603/poll-congress-tea-party-take-hits-from-government-shutdown/



 



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by Whoopie on Oct. 29, 2013 at 6:23 PM

I am sure both would garner LOW identification #s- as they BOTH should at this point.

Neither represent the best interests of most Americans-

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