ABC: Tea Party Movement Is Stalled – Americans Want Humongous Debt, Record Spending, More Government Control

The tea party was founded to counter the government’s runaway spending, unmanageable debt, and historic deficits.
That’s it.

After three years of Obama’s failed crony socialist policies we now have a weaker economy, a downgraded credit rating, $4 trillion more of debt and a president who refuses to admit his policies destroyed the nation’s morale and confidence.

But, it is an election year. An Obama is going to need all the help he can get.
Enter ABC.
The far left outlet says Americans want more of Obama’s destruction… And the tea party sucks.

A major force in the 2010 midterm elections, the movement has stalled in public popularity, its support well below a majority and decidedly lukewarm. And Americans by a broad 23-point margin say the more they hear about the Tea Party movement, the less they like it, rather than liking it more.

That negative buzz has worsened from a 9-point gap in an ABC News/Washington Post poll as the movement was gathering speed two years ago. And its avenues for resurgence may be limited: Interest in learning more about Tea Party is down 7 points from spring 2010.

This poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, finds that six in 10 Americans aren’t particularly interested in additional information about the Tea Party, and 41 percent aren’t interested “at all.” Thirty-nine percent have at least some interest, but just 9 percent are very interested. Among those with interest, moreover, more than six in 10 already support it.

Read the rest if you want.
And get used to this.
The campaign season is just getting started.

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  • Tom in CA

    Just let ’em get thinking that….

  • Tom in CA

    That would be … let ’em KEEP thinking that…

  • RealMc

    BS detector on overdrive……….

    and the phrase: “Landslide Victory” over oh blah blah is coming……

  • bg
  • mg4us

    Funny, they said this in 2010 and look how THAT election turned out. . .

    Landslide House swing to Republicans. . .And Republicans captured State Houses all across the land. .

    They Downplayed the march on DC saying only thousands showed up. .by we were there and the crowd went way back from capitol to Washington monument. . .

    Whatever THEY, the MSM say, it is probably the opposite or a half truth. . . most propaganda is.

    Remember they rig these polls by oversampling their target group of libtards or asking the question in a leading manner. . .

    Just remind you family and friends that if they aren’t Taxed Enough Already (TEA) then for sure when 2013 hit and new Obama taxes kick in, they will be then.

  • Max

    The poll is twisted because it asked about “Interest in learning more”, people already know what it is, they don’t need more info. They leaked the reality: “more than six in 10 already support it.”

  • Sasja

    They are going to rachet up from now until November to get as many of us dispirited as they can. Well, it isn’t going to work. We’re on to your slimy tricks USTass. Bring it on. We are in it for the long haul. Just hope it isn’t too late to turn things around. Some days, I think it is, but that’s my bad half whispering in my ear.

    Don’t know if anyone has already linked to this article. I think it deserves a read.

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/46002

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  • Joe College

    “Half like it less as they hear more”

    Sure. What are they hearing? All they are hearing about is knuckle dragging racists. Say it enough times and people believe it. And they’ve said it more than enough.

    The Obama Media axis has won in framing the Tea Party. But they have not been able to frame the narrative of what the Tea Party stands for. Rush said it best. There really is no Tea Party. The Tea Party is a state of mind.

  • bigkahuna

    People already know about the Tea Party
    Last time I checked nobody was running on the tea party ticket or if so he is unknown

    Doesnt mean people still dont like the tea party and what it stands for

    Doesnt mean they have to be Tea Party members to dislike Obama and his policies and results

    Doesnt mean we still wont have any influence on the election.

    Compare these results with the turd of the OWS movements….most left their bowel movements on site and not much more.

  • Lora Pepi

    BREAKING,

    Growing numbers of Americans want more and more government to tell them what they are allowed to do. And they don’t care what it costs,

    Reporting live, Liz Dingbat, NYC

  • Rachelle

    I want to see ABC get out of the propaganda business.

  • pink tie Republican

    That means half like it more as they hear more, and since they are polling strictly Bambam’s peeps, that is a good sign.

  • John S

    This is an old poll the Demo D/R/I was 34/23/34 a D+11 advantage.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/04/10/wapoabc-poll-adds-seven-points-to-dem-advantage-in-sample/His is an old poll and this question was left out. The D/R/I demo’s are 34/23/34.

  • mg4us

    This Propaganda get more interesting the closer one looks and digs in. .

    Read the link to the whole story. . says survey of 1000 or so people done April 5-8. . that is right April 5 Holy Thursday, April 6 Good Friday and passover that evening, April 7 Holy Saturday and April 8 Easter.

    Now who in their right mind would answer such a survey in the middle of religious and family holidays? Yes, many schools, especially in NE and California, were off those days.

    Most likely the only respondents were left wing kooks. . . the kind that do not believe in Judeo-Christian values.

    And it gets better. .April 5 ABC reported weekly unemployment rates fell. . .

    March Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.2 Percent – ABC News
    [Apr 5, 2012] … lowest level in four years, after falling to 357,000 in the final week of March, the Labor Department reported Thursday in advance of the monthly jobs report. ( 121 Comments )

    But when March Jobs report came out afterwards, pundits were shocked how poorly the data was
    http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/04/heritage-employment-report-march-report-mixed-on-balance-disappointing

    And that was BEFORE the market opened Monday when it too a dive. . . and finished the worst two weeks since November this past Friday
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/stocks-track-earnings-eye-europe-053425102.html

    So tell your friends, the ABC study is flawed and Bogus.

  • John S

    oops on the last comment. I ran the link together with some comments I thought I deleted.

  • NO_LIMIT_SKITTLES

    Doesn’t matter what ABC, NBC, etc., say, I’m not voting for zippy! I got a call to participate in a poll, and said I’d never vote for another democrat, and hung up.

  • Alvin

    The fun part is going to the end of the statistics and seeing who they polled. 35% Democrats, and 23% rebublicans and the rest that “claim” to be independents. Again, oversampling democrats will give you liberal results.

  • Alvin

    @JohnS so they just repackaged an old poll, and made it look new?

  • dunce

    You see the result of conducting a survey in a San Francisco bath house.

  • USMC Thomas

    Didn’t this same media discount the TEA Party’s influence before the 2010 elections.

    Like SØBama, a lie told often enough must be the truth.

  • Patty

    Well, it is spin. And I will stake my reputation on the fact that Tea Party is as strong as ever.

    It is pretty much a done deal that Obama care will be overturned in whole or mandate alone.

    Still it will never be the law of America. And for the elections in 2010, I beg to differ with this poll or report, Tea Party was instrumental in the HUGE win for the Tea Party.

    Election season is in full swing and we are going to hear everything from the sky is falling to the earth is flat. I do believe that was said by Obama himself.

    Obama has failed the United States as a leader. His policies and failures are evidently clear. He will continue to spend and if not stop our national debt increases and more live in Poverty. Stores are closing or reducing their workforce. More foreclosures are coming and more people will be homeless.

    Obama has less than a 50/50 chance of winning and this is the truth and a horrible statistic for a seating president.

    Our Government is taking our freedoms away, one regulation and mandate at a time and Obama will be defeated.

  • Ignore these. If you look at the net support, it’s been hovering right in the low to mid 40 percentile for a year. Nothing has changed. Liberal ABC love to cherry pick these things, but it’s futile effort falls flat.

  • Spider

    They don’t understand.

    The TEA party is a way of life; a belief system.

    Its not an organization you join and pay dues to. Like your unions, or the DNC. If you think like a TEA partier, you’re a TEA partier.

    The TEA party doesn’t need the MSM to be successful. The TEA party already is successful, and will continue to influence American elections from here on.

    The elite media should be afraid, they’ve lost control of the narrative.

  • sandy

    Nobody cares about the tea party but the thousands of people who show up at every rally. Obama’s people have to pay a mob to show up and VP Biden’s crowd of about 3 people fall asleep as soon as he begins to speak.

  • Patty

    #24
    Spider

    Absolutely a WAY OF LIFE. It is what America is all about.

  • Patty

    Don’t say this to Jim Hoft. Seems the Tea Party Looks pretty Darn good where he was.

  • lynched1

    I literally can’t remember the last time I looked to ABC (or the other 2) for news.

  • sandy

    Why do the Dems need to do this? Its like saying the Right Wingers have all become Lefties. Fact is The Tea Party is all of us. Many in the Tea Party movement were Dems so this isn’t a monolith. Obama better get used to this — half this country including the Indies will vote Republican. Just saying we don’t exist doesn’t make it true. If attacking Mrs. Romney and telling us the Tea Party has lost its mojo is the best Obama can do we are going to win this thing.

  • Patty

    #29

    sandy
    ______________

    The best also is his attack campaign. It all coincides. Attack on what is good and right for America. He can’t run on his work or his policies, as they are all failures.

  • MontereyZman

    There is nothing wrong with the Tea Party …. it’s just the liberal left saying so !!!

    We all know that in the liberal world just saying something is a reality for them. : )

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  • mg4us

    #25 Sandy

    You are so right and this is what scares ABC and the MSM elitists. . that TEA Party patriots are just patriotic Americans that have been awaken to the mess our government has started. . . and promotes with hugh debt and failed social programs. . .

    TEA Party patriots believe in smaller and limited government per OUR US Constitution. . .

    Because TEA Party is a belief system and not a real party per se. . . the Libtards and Lame Street Media know that their party is over. .the party they had and threw by spin & lies and cherry-picking what to cover and how to tell it. . .

    And kudos to people like Andrew Breitbart who had the courage to stand up and the visceral fortitude to act.

    Now we have Breitbart.com, Drudge Report, Newsbusters, Legal Insurrection, and all those fine links on the right as well as our beloved Gateway Pundit. Add Rush, Hanity, Levine and more and we have the makings of the counterbalance to the MSM.

  • mg4us

    Here is something to ponder:

    NFL Commissioner Goodall will need to consider what to do next following the Saints hit ’em hard debacle.

    Consider the following:

    Who’s worse, the NBA versus NFL?

    36 have been accused of spousal abuse
    7 have been arrested for fraud
    19 have been accused of writing bad checks
    117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses
    3 have done time for assault
    71, repeat 71, cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
    14 have been arrested on drug-related charges
    8 have been arrested for shoplifting
    21 currently are defendants in lawsuits, and
    84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year

    Can you guess which organization this is? NBA Or NFL ?

    Give up yet?

    Neither, it’s the 535 members of the United States Congress

    The same group of Idiots that crank out hundreds of new laws each year
    designed to keep the rest of us in line.

    What to do? Simple; Goodall for Congress! Time to call TEA Party Patriots.

  • Militant Conservative

    LOL, they are whistling past

    The grave yard. Another

    TEAnami is coming, bigger

    And more destructive (to D’s)

    Than the first. Have faith in

    God.

  • Flintstone F.

    Tea Party-ers understand the Pledge of Allegiance and will remember it in the voting booth. There’s a purpose for their anger and rather than break laws and lash out, they’ll show up in droves on election day, Obama eviction day. Leave the drama and lawlessness for the occupy idiots.

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  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    The Lib-Prog toolkit: Lie.

    If that doesn’t work, lie some more.

    If it still isn’t working LIE AGAIN, *LOUDER* .

    If it’s STILL not working: Recruit more willing tools ‘n’ useful idiots and LIE ON A GRANDER SCALE.

  • demasque

    If everyone just declined participating in polls it would stymie the MSM. That’s what I’m doing anyway.

  • #34 mg4us:

    Maybe they could start running those stats in the morning newspaper?

    Instead of at-bats, you’ll have Docket Appearances. Singles would become DUI’s. Home runs will be Felony Convictions With Jail Time, like Cold Cash Jefferson.

    Now that’s a box score I would follow everyday.

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  • bobdog

    Just getting started? Obama’s political campaign is going into its fifth year. He never stopped running for office.

  • havok

    That’s strange.. Our Tea Party met last Thursday, and had the largest attendance ever. Also, in attendance, was the Chairman of this county’s NAACP chapter..

  • Mike Harlow

    Nice try by ABC, but these networks carry very low credibility burden. As a TP member, I can tell you things are still happening. We don’t need to march and defecate in public to be a force.

  • john b

    Right ABC…. they like the Occupy Movement more. The Occupy movement — the drum beating, the violation of rights campaign, the riots, the socialist utopia everyone is equal and someone please carry my water for me crowd — yep, that’s what resonates. ABC is part of that sickness.

  • tommy mc donnell

    i want to know what corporations sponsor abc news. the people in the boardrooms have an obligation to spend the money they earn from us in a more responsible manner.

  • Militant Conservative

    Double digit loss by Obama in Novermber. Not only is a HUGE segment of conservative & independents voting his a$$ out so will a large portion of thinking democrats. (there are a few).
    The pain is real and attributed
    To Obama’s failed policies.

    Just throwing out the trash.

  • FUlibs

    ……Bulls*it!

  • owl

    I have pegged ABC as the bad of the bad for years. Do not ever believe a word they say, especially their top guns and slick George, Diane and Babs.

  • Bob

    Hey ABC…we can’t wait for the next election to make everything right.

    Signed,
    The silent majority

  • JP

    Wait until Nov, when we toss Obama to the unemployment curb. ABC will have to go back to their race baiting news agenda

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