Pew Poll: Tea Party Image Turns More Negative, But Obama’s Unfavorable Rating is Even Higher

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 at 8:03 am
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After five years of relentless, merciless bashing by the media and Democrats (redundancy), they’ve managed to drive the Tea Party negative rating up to 49% now.

The Tea Party is less popular than ever, with even many Republicans now viewing the movement negatively. Overall, nearly half of the public (49%) has an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party, while 30% have a favorable opinion.

The balance of opinion toward the Tea Party has turned more negative since June, when 37% viewed it favorably and 45% had an unfavorable opinion. And the Tea Party’s image is much more negative today than it was three years ago, shortly after it emerged as a conservative protest movement against Barack Obama’s policies on health care and the economy.

This isn’t a surprise to anyone. When was the last time you heard anything positive about them? They’re called terrorists every day so it’s natural low-information Americans would reflexively say they don’t like these bomb-throwing extremists. Of course unmentioned in the story is the fact Obama has an even higher unfavorable rating. Where are the headlines noting this? Heck, last week Obama hit his alltime low with a 37% approval, yet it barely registered with his adoring media. And with his hugely unpopular ObamaCare disaster, how can they continue to prop him up? Oh well, we always have another impending crisis for Obama to manufacture, so maybe that’ll help him.

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5 Responses to “Pew Poll: Tea Party Image Turns More Negative, But Obama’s Unfavorable Rating is Even Higher”

  1. Decaf on 17/17/13 at 12:22 pm

    What a truly stupid move on the part of the GOP left wing. Alienating the Tea Partiers will assure their minority status for a long time.

    People who are vilified by their own will withdraw to lick their wounds and preserve their sanity. The ‘moderates’ will not take the Tea Partiers’ place after their departure, they could have done so at the 2012 election and declined.

    A great miscalculation on the part of the GOP establishment.

  2. jukin on 17/17/13 at 3:51 pm

    As bad as the attacks were from the evil democrat party, the attacks from fellow republicans did more to undermine the party. When Juan McCain comes out againthe strategy the donks knew they would win. You can tell none of these guys supposedly on our team have ever been in business.

  3. jukin on 17/17/13 at 3:51 pm

    As bad as the attacks were from the evil democrat party, the attacks from fellow republicans did more to undermine the party. When Juan McCain comes out against the strategy the donks knew they would win. You can tell none of these guys supposedly on our team have ever been in business.

  4. Tuerqas on 18/18/13 at 10:07 am

    Conservatism has been dead in the GOP for over 2 decades. The Republicans folded the Tea Party back in to the GOP by taking its leaders, not by doing anything conservative. The only thing the GOP has done ‘for’ tea partiers is blame the shutdown and every other thing that the mainslimemedia complains about on them.

    The average Tea Partier is a working person and more politically discerning than the average American. If that profiles as ‘white’, what are we supposed to do about it?

  5. bluemount on 18/18/13 at 5:55 pm

    Republicans never defended those of us who suscribe to Tea Party ideas. We are not an official group and many of us are not Republican which is why I resented Michele Bachman creating the “Tea Party Caucus”. Who in Republican Party grabbed the Mic and shouted loud and clear when Tea Party called “racist”, “terrorist”, “anarchist”, etc? They stayed silent and allowed the media to set the narrative. Now they will surely pay in 2014 and beyond. What a stupid Party the Republicans are.