Despite the state-run media’s constant attacks on the tea party protesters, more Americans support this conservative movement than they do the president.
Photo via Looking at the Left at the Denver protest in April 2009.
A new poll finds that Americans support the tea party movement than they do President Barack Obama.
On major issues, 48% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is closer to their views than President Barack Obama. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 44% hold the opposite view and believe the president’s views are closer to their own.
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Not surprisingly, Republicans overwhelmingly feel closer to the Tea Party and most Democrats say that their views are more like Obama’s. Among voters not affiliated with either major political party, 50% say they’re closer to the Tea Party while 38% side with the President.
The partisan divide is similar to that found in the President’s Job Approval Ratings and on the Generic Congressional Ballot.