Voters Believe Tea Party Has Better Understanding of Issues.
Posted by Diogenes Sarcastica
Sunday, March 28,2010
"Rasmussen has been among the most accurate polling service for the past several years. They had the Coakley/Brown Massachusetts Senate election numbers nailed, well within the margin of error. The Koshole poll had Coakley winning. Okay? Are we clear here?"
The lastest from Rasmussen
In official Washington, some consider the Tea Party movement a fringe element in society, but voters across the nation feel closer to the Tea Party movement than they do to Congress.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 52% of U.S. voters believe the average member of the Tea Party movement has a better understanding of the issues facing America today than the average member of Congress. Only 30% believe that those in Congress have a better understanding of the key issues facing the nation.
When it comes to those issues, 47% think that their own political views are closer to those of the average Tea Party member than to the views of the average member of Congress. On this point, 26% feel closer to Congress.
But Wait. Aren't we told by the media the Tea Partiers are just rabble rousing - extremist - racist - nazis - homophobes?
Finally, 46% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is more ethical than the average member of Congress. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say that the average member of Congress is more ethical.On all questions, Republicans overwhelming prefer the Tea Party. Unaffiliated voters also prefer the Tea Party by wide margins, but Congress fares a bit better with unaffiliated than they do with Republicans.Democrats, perhaps not surprisingly since their party currently controls both the House and Senate, are more evenly divided. Forty-five percent (45%) of those in Nancy Pelosi’s party say that their views are closer to the average member of Congress. However, 28% of Democrats say their views are closer to the average member of the Tea Party.
“The gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them may be as big today as the gap between the colonies and England during the 18th century,” Says Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports.
With the media's lips planted squarely on the president's derrière, what they feed daily to America has become so much Obama administration propaganda. Their reporting of overblown and exaggerated threats and false stories of violence like this as well as the daily smears of the Tea party movement as some right-wing extremist movement, clearly shows their bias and what a sham old media journalism has become. The assigning of the worst possible meaning to words or actions of a few fringe protesters to paint an entire group shows a severe lack of journalistic integrity. But I do hear the view is magnificent from those Ivory towers!
You don't have to be a tea party member to sympathize with their cause. They are just willing to stand up and say "I don't like the direction we're headed." Sounds pretty American to me, and that is what really scares the left.