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Poll: GOP Sours on Tea Party

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Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 11:55 AM

By Courtney Coren

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The tea party's popularity has fallen dramatically among Republicans, while Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's standing among tea party supporters has skyrocketed, a new poll finds.

According to the latest Pew Research Center survey, only 27 percent of moderate and liberal Republicans view the tea party favorably, a dramatic decrease from 46 percent in June.

In the poll taken from Oct. 9-13 of 1,504 adults, nearly half of respondents overall, 49 percent, said they also have a negative view of the tea party. Only 30 percent said they have a positive view, which was down from 37 percent in Pew's June poll.

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Pew also asked participants about their views of Cruz, the freshman senator whose opposition to Obamacare initiated the government shutdown on Oct. 1. The poll found that Cruz's popularity has soared among tea party Republicans to 74 percent, up from 47 percent in a July survey that asked the same question.

But the latest survey also revealed that his standing among non-tea party Republicans has dropped significantly. Fifty-eight percent of non-tea party Republicans in the Pew July poll had no opinion of the Texas senator because they didn't know him. At that time 26 percent of respondents voiced a favorable opinion of him, while 16 percent expressed an unfavorable view. But in the latest poll, his unfavorable rating nearly doubled to 31 percent.

The Pew poll confirmed that the popularity of the tea party movement has dropped across all political groups — Republican, Democrat, and independent.



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