POLITICO: TEA PARTY SUPPORT PLUMMETS TO 17%
In a stunning affirmation of the true nature of the TEA Party, the website Politico is reporting this morning that support for the conservative “grassroots” organization has dropped to its lowest level ever among Republican Party moderates in a recently taken poll from Gallup. Nick Gass writes, “Just 17 percent of adults said they are currently tea party supporters, compared with 32 percent in November 2010, the peak of support. Opposition to the tea party stands at 24 percent, down from the high of 31 percent last year. But a record 54 percent said they are neither supporters nor opponents.” This poll comes on the heels of the House Benghazi Committee’s meltdown and Hillary Clinton’s extraordinary week just passed.
That the support of the TEA Party from its peak of 32% among GOP moderates just after the 2010 midterm elections when the GOP seized control of both houses of Congress has been halved is a clear sign of resignation among ideological conservatives that they must endure the remaining 14 months of President Obama’s second term and have no recourse against him. The TEA Party was billed as a conservative grassroots movement that rose out of anger about government bailouts and the Affordable Care Act but those who observe politics realize that it was engineered with both corporate money and political money as a front against the 44th President. Conservative Republicans, who once supported the TEA Party at a rate of 63% now support the movement with 42%.
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