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Jul
11

‘utah’s incredible shrinking tea party’

Mother Jones: ….. A recent poll conducted by Brigham Young University’s Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy shows that overall support for the tea party in Utah has dropped from 53 percent during last year’s elections to 46 percent in April. A closer look at the numbers, though, shows that while overall and independent support for the movement has eroded, diehard Republicans are even more committed than before….

….Among independent voters, support for the tea party has plummeted by nearly fifty percent, potentially helping moderate Democrats. But for “strong Republicans,” support for the tea party climbed from 76 to 82 percent…

The takeaway: as the tea party continues to consolidate its support among Republicans, independents (i.e., the voters who end up deciding elections) are drifting away in increasing numbers. Whether this trend continues taking hold in Utah – the heart of the conservative heartland – could be a bellwether for its national viability.

Full post here

Thank you Suzanne


22 Responses to “‘utah’s incredible shrinking tea party’”


  1. 1 Fred
    July 6, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    amazing 😯 😀

  2. 2 utaustinliberal
    July 6, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Hey Guys Rev. Al Sharpton is on MSNBC covering for crappy Cenk again and boy is he wonderful!

  3. July 6, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Amazing it is still that high.

    • 6 Audrey
      July 6, 2011 at 7:44 pm

      It’s only taken a hit in numbers because of the Tea party anti-mormon stance which has probably not gotten as much publicity as it should. Wait till the tea party faithful really begin to spew their anti-mormon rhetoric at Romney and Huntsman!

  4. 7 Doris
    July 6, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    PCCC/DFA/Credo/MoveOn poll — Budget issues in swing states

    Swing-State Voters Favor Taxing The Rich To Lower Deficit: Poll

    Poll data by the Democratic-aligned Public Policy Polling released Wednesday said voters in Ohio, Missouri, Montana and Minnesota back hiking taxes on the wealthy — even for people with incomes as low as $150,000.

    http://act.boldprogressives.org/sign/poll_budget_swingstates/

    • 8 StR
      July 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm

      There is polling out there like crazy showing this – but it doesn’t seem to matter to Congress.

      • 9 Doris
        July 6, 2011 at 6:23 pm

        I know StR, but hopefully it will in 2012. I believe that the grassroots and mainstream America are fed-up with this drama.

  5. July 6, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Tea Party was always mainline Republicans who just wanted to attack President Obama without having to answer for George W. Bush. So they were sold by Fox as folks who were disengaged from politics but were fed up with Washington, and both parties. Riiight.

    The Tea party has the authenticity of the Brooks Brothers riot.

    • 12 cuphalffull
      July 6, 2011 at 6:51 pm

      Very very good point. Thanks.

    • 13 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
      July 8, 2011 at 12:08 am

      LOL…..Exactly STR. I don’t call them Teapublicans for nothing. They have always been a part of the Republican base with a little Libiterian mixed in.

  6. July 6, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Rev. Al tweeting! You gotta love it 🙂

  7. 16 Doris
    July 6, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Since 2009, 88 Percent Of Income Growth Went To Corporate Profits, Just One Percent Went To Wages

    After the longest recession since WWII, many Americans are still struggling while S&P 500 corporations are sitting on $800 billion in cash and making massive profits. Now, economists from Northeastern University have released a study that finds our sluggish economic recovery has almost solely benefited corporations.

    http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2011/06/30/258388/corporate-profits-recovery/

  8. July 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Hey chip,
    TPM headlines: Obama says he misunderstood the depth of the recession!

    Out of almost 1/12 hours worth of questions, TPM comes up with this? Really?

    • 18 theo67
      July 6, 2011 at 7:40 pm

      Doesn’t surprise me.. Says something about their agenda (TPM).

      • July 6, 2011 at 7:46 pm

        It’s amazing Theo, I saw it earlier and thought I’d clicked on Drudge. 🙄

      • 20 Audrey
        July 6, 2011 at 7:50 pm

        What else is new? TPM showed its true colors ages ago and Josh sucks alongside the rest of the fauxgressives jostling for relevance with PBO as their whipping boy!
        F@*k ’em!

  9. July 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    EPA response to the yellowstone oil spill:

    http://www.epa.gov/yellowstoneriverspill/

  10. 22 Keith in C-bus, Ohio
    July 8, 2011 at 12:14 am

    YOU GUYS I’M TIRED OF OBAMA SUPPORTERS REPORTING THESE SO CALLED PROGRESSIVE SITES WITH THEIR ANTI-OBAMA RHETORIC. MOST OF THESE SITES STOPPED SUPPORTING OBAMA SHORTLY AFTER HIS INAUGURATION. IT HAS BEEN A CONSTANT THEME. PLEASE STOP ACTING SURPRISED…..IT IS GETTING OLD…..SIGH……………PBO HAD AS MUCH HATE DURING THE PRIMARIES AND GENERAL ELECTION IN 2008. THE MAN IS BLACK…..NOTHING HAS CHANGED………….LETS MOVE ON………..HE WILL NEVER BE ACCEPTED BY THE MSM OR THE PL. PLEASE STOP ALL THE WHINING. IT IS COUNTER PRODUCTIVE. THANKS IN ADVANCE…..AGAIN……………SIGH!! Obama/Biden 2012!!


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