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Poll: Tea Party Members Are Only Extremists In Washington DC

The so-called mainstream, prevailing wisdom holds Tea Party members are extremists, but Main Street Americans do not think that’s the case. In fact, Americans are evenly divided when asked whether they agree more politically with President Obama or with the average member of the Tea Party.

A survey found that 42 percent think the president’s views are closest to their own when it comes to the major issues facing the country, but 42 percent also say their views come closest to those of the average Tea Party member. Interestingly, and no doubt due to the liberal media coverage of the Tea Party, 16 percent say they are not sure. So, who are those “not sure” Americans more aligned with politically?

Unchanged from Rasmussen’s survey last year on government, 64 percent of Americans have an “unfavorable” view of the federal government, which according to the ideology of Barack Obama, is the glue that holds us all together. Apparently, the feeling is not mutual for all Americans. That number includes 34 percent who have a “very unfavorable” opinion of the federal government.

The Rasmussen findings are very much in line with the Gallup survey that found the number of Americans who say the federal government is “too powerful” is at an all-time high, which held steady from last’s year measurement, as well.

Many thought Ted Cruz would be vulnerable in the state that Democrats look at like a prime rib — Texas — for pulling his “stunt” to defund ObamaCare, which resulted in a government shutdown everyone believes has hurt the Republicans’ chances in 2014. But a new poll finds Texas’ other Senator — John Cornyn, who did not pledge to defund ObamaCare — will lose to a generic Tea Party challenger in 2014 by a 46 – 33 percent margin. They, the Tea Party candidate, would then cruise to reelection, pun intended.

The likely reason for the disconnect is lopsided coverage by a colluding liberal media, so afraid of losing their power supply — progressive Democrats — that they will tell nightly lies that just do not comport with the truth. If that wasn’t the case, then I suspect the 16 percent who said they were “not sure” whose views are more closely aligned with their own, would say otherwise.


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Rich, the People's Pundit, is the Data Journalism Editor at PPD and Director of the PPD Election Projection Model. He is also the Director of Big Data Poll, and author of "Our Virtuous Republic: The Forgotten Clause in the American Social Contract."

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