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.Now there's a stunner. The government slackers and layabouts are closer in view to Obama. Now wonder the only "jobs" being "created" are government jobs.
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.
“Unaffiliated voters are continuing the pattern they established in 2006 and 2008 of opposing the party in power,” notes Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports. In his new book, Scott makes the case that “the American people don’t want to be governed from the left, the right, or the center. They want to govern themselves.” In Search of Self-Governance has received positive reviews from across the political spectrum and is available at Rasmussen Reports and Amazon.com.
Eighty-seven percent (87%) of those in the Political Class say their views are closer to the president. The Obama Administration has created a significantly larger government and political role in the economy.
Considering these numbers it comes as no surprise that the primary focus of Obama and his media lackeys is discrediting the tea partiers, who much to their dismay aren't just a bunch of fringe outcasts.
Thanks to Instapundit for the link.