Tea Party Rising in Favor with Americans After IRS Scandal

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A new CNN/ORC poll shows the Tea Party has gained approval from Americans since the scandalous IRS targeting of the conservative group. The all-time high for the Tea Party in the CNN/ORC poll is 38%; the newest poll shows the Tea Party at 37%, a 9% increase since March 2013.

Even the number of those who disapprove of the Tea Party has fallen from 48% to 45% since March.

CNN polling director Keating Holland stated, "Politically, the group that may have benefited the most from last week's news is the Tea Party movement, which may be getting something akin to a 'sympathy vote' for being targeted by the highly unpopular IRS."


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