Wednesday, April 14, 2010

NYT Poll: Tea Partiers Smarter Than General Public

This is sure to upset the knuckle-dragging illiterates on the left who can't spell their racist signs correctly.
Tea party supporters are wealthier and more well-educated than the general public, tend to be Republican, white, male, and married, and their strong opposition to the Obama administration is more rooted in political ideology than anxiety about their personal economic situation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters look like Republicans in many ways, but they hold more conservative views on a range of issues and tend to be older than Republicans generally. They are also more likely than Republicans as a whole to describe themselves as “very conservative” and President Obama as “very liberal.”
These are really stunning findings and are sure to send Frank Rich into cardiac arrest. Of course had the Times actually covered Tea Party gatherings fairly the past year they wouldn't need to take a poll.
Nearly 9 in 10 disapprove of the job Mr. Obama is doing overall, and about the same percentage fault his handling on the specifics, too: health care, the economy, and the federal budget deficit. More than 8 in 10 hold an unfavorable view of him personally, and 92 percent believe he is moving the country toward socialism – an opinion shared by about half the general public.
Wow, these radicals are so far out of the mainstream, huh?

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