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The 18 percent of Americans who identify themselves as Tea Party supporters tend to be Republican, white, male, married and older than 45.
The nationwide telephone poll was conducted April 5 through April 12 with 1,580 adults. For the purposes of analysis, Tea Party supporters were oversampled, for a total of 881, and then weighted to their proper proportion in the poll. The margin of sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points for all adults and for Tea Party supporters.
Originally posted by Light of Night
So is the point they are trying to make is that educated wealthy people are dumb?
I don't get it. What are you trying to do besides posting broad generalizations that you "assume" to be true?
Originally posted by getreadyalready
A lot of Our local Tea Party group has a lot of liberal views. Relaxing drug laws. Pro-environment. Pro-amnesty in some form, as long as it comes with securing the border. Bringing the troops home as soon as possible, etc.
The Conservative views come in the form of returning to smaller government and strict adherence to the Constitution. Restoring the Republic, and stop manipulating financial markets with regulation/de-regulation, bailouts, and sweetheart deals.
Originally posted by Sestias
I posted this poll because I am personally surprised by the level of income and education of the average Tea Party activist. As I said in the OP, I would have guessed it would be more heavily working and middle class in its makeup.
It adds a dimension that I wasn't previously aware of.