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August 08, 2011

The New Tone Sinks In: 29% Of Public Now Agrees That Tea Partiers Are, In Fact, "Economic Terrorists"

Disagreeing? 55%. Which is a majority but not much of one.

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Likely U.S. Voters, in fact, say members of the Tea Party are not economic terrorists. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 29% believe Tea Party members have been terrorists during the budget debates, while another 16% are undecided.

Perhaps tellingly, while 53% of Democrats view Tea Party members as terrorists, 57% of voters not affiliated with either major party disagree, as do 74% of Republicans.

Still, a plurality (43%) of all voters think the Tea Party has made things worse of the country in the budget debates in Congress. Thirty-two percent (32%) say the Tea Party has made things better for America, and 14% say itís had no impact. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided.

Just to note, 29% is usually considered a fringe point of view. Certainly if 29% on the right believe something, with most others disagreeing (or being undecided), the media dismisses it as "fringe."

But ah, when the media happens to be part of that fringe... then it's not fringe anymore. Then it becomes Just Common Sense.







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