Wednesday, April 7, 2010

study defines Tea Party

older, conservative, Republican

"In three national surveys, done for New Models from December 2009 through February 2010, 57% of Tea Party members called themselves Republicans, another 28% said they were Independents, and 13% were Democrats. Two-thirds of Tea Party members identify as conservatives but 26% say they are moderate and 8% described themselves as liberal

"The study also found Tea Party members are more likely to be male by a 56-44% margin, slightly older than the electorate as a whole and middle income earners. When it comes to issues, the research found that Tea Party activists espouse a strong economic conservatism."


Here's a very good chuckle --- Take the Tea Party pledge... CLICK


Irene said...

Hah - so they are just like everyone else? Here was a link I found attached to the article:

Bud said...

Irene's point being, I think, that there is a generation of Americans for whom the concept of racial equality is still not quite accepted. They're old.

Dashmann said...

I copied the pledge off this blog and sent it to one of my left wing sympathizers.

He must have not read it carefully, because he angrily took it as a serious attempt to get him to sign the pledge !!!!

Surprised the heck out of me because I thought he was sharper than that -----

I thought he would pick up on the sarcasm for sure --maybe he was just having a bad day.