Thank you, Barack Obama.
Thanks to the growing IRS scandal and governmental discrimination of conservative groups, the Tea Party approval rating jumped 14 points since January. Today 44% of voters have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party compared to 44% who don’t.
Favorables for the Tea Party have jumped since news broke that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting the grassroots movement and other conservative groups.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party. That’s up 14 points from January but still down from April 2009’s high of 51% when the Tea Party protests against President Obama’s spending policies first erupted.
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Forty-four percent (44% ) also now view the Tea Party unfavorably, although that’s down five points from earlier this year. The latest findings include 18% with a Very Favorable opinion of the movement and 25% with a Very Unfavorable one. Thirteen percent (13% ) are undecided.