Poll: Plurality Support Tea Party

Poll: Plurality Support Tea Party

A recently released poll shows that a plurality of the country still supports the Tea Party movement. 

A recent YouGov/Economist poll found that 33% of Americans support the movement, 22% neither support nor oppose, and 29% oppose. Republicans in large part support the movement, which is consistent with four years of polling from Pew Research. In every poll the organization has conducted in the last four years, more Republicans or Republican-leaning voters have supported the movement than opposed. 

As Breitbart News noted, though, some mainstream media outlets like Newsweek have not counted out the Tea Party, observing that the movement’s losses in the primaries this year “shouldn’t be viewed as a diminishment of conservative fervor” heading into 2016. 

The YouGov/Economist online poll was conducted September 13-15 and has a margin of error of +/- 4.5 percentage points.

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