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.