Poll: Tea Party Dissatisfaction With GOP Leaders Is Growing

Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 10:47 PM

By Matthew Auerbach

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According to a new poll, dissatisfaction among tea party members regarding GOP leadership is growing, The Hill reports.

The results of a Pew Research poll released Wednesday reveal that 71 percent of both Republicans and independents who declare themselves to be tea party supporters disapprove of Republican leadership, while 27 percent approve.

That is an increase of 17 percent since February, when a similar poll showed a negative rating of 54 percent from tea party advocates while 42 percent approved.

As far as Republicans with no tea party affiliation, 42 percent approve of the GOP leadership.

The results of the Pew poll are in sync with a survey released in August that found 53 percent of tea party supporters claimed congressional Republicans have compromised too often on such hot-button issues as tying the defunding of Obamacare to any plan to fund the government.

Within the Republican Party and right-leaning independents, 35 percent approve of the tea party and 9 percent disapprove.

Fifty-four percent had no opinion on the group.

Pew surveyed 657 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. The poll's margin of error is 4.5 percentage points.

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