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Trend: Do you consider yourself to be [a supporter of the Tea Party movement, an opponent of the Tea Party movement], or neither?

Trend: Do you consider yourself to be [a supporter of the Tea Party movement, an opponent of the Tea Party movement], or neither?

Trend: (Asked of Tea Party supporters or opponents) Are you a strong [supporter/opponent] of the Tea Party movement, or not?

Trend: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party Movement?


Thinking again about how you might vote for Congress, would you, personally, be -- [ROTATED: more likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who was supported by the Tea Party movement, would it not make a difference to your vote, (or would you be) less likely to vote for a candidate for Congress who was supported by the Tea Party movement]?

BASED ON REGISTERED VOTERS

More
likely

No
difference

Less
likely

No
opinion

2011 Aug 4-7

23%

30

42

5


As I read some names and groups, please tell me how much confidence you have in each to do or to recommend the right thing for the economy -- a great deal, a fair amount, only a little, or almost none. How about -- Tea Party movement leaders

Great
deal

Fair
amount

Only
a little

Almost
none

No
opinion

%

%

%

%

%

2011 Apr 7-11

9

29

20

32

10

2010 Apr 8-11

10

29

16

28

17

How important should it be for the Republican leaders in Congress to take into account the objectives and positions of the Tea Party movement when it comes to dealing with the problems facing the nation -- very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all?

Very
important

Somewhat
important

Not too
important

Not at all
important

No
opinion

%

%

%

%

%

2011 Jan 14-16

42

29

11

15

3

Democrats

26

27

13

31

3

Independents

46

26

13

14

2

Republicans

53

35

7

2

3

Of the following, who would you like to have the most influence on federal government policies over the next year -- [RANDOM ORDER: President Obama, the Democratic leaders in Congress, the Republican leaders in Congress, (or) Republican members of Congress supported by the Tea Party movement]?

2010 Nov 19-21

%

President Obama

28

Republican members of Congress supported by the Tea Party movement

27

The Republican leaders in Congress

23

The Democratic leaders in Congress

16

Other (vol.)

2

No opinion

3

(vol.) = Volunteered response

Regardless of whether you support or oppose the Tea Party movement, do you think it has or has not done each of the following? How about -- [RANDOM ORDER]?

Energized people to get more involved in the political process

Yes, has done

No, has not

No opinion

%

%

%

2010 Oct 28-31 ^

73

21

6

Made the political parties more responsive to the views of ordinary citizens

Yes, has done

No, has not

No opinion

%

%

%

2010 Oct 28-31 ^

54

37

8

Created deeper political divisions in the U.S. than previously existed

Yes, has done

No, has not

No opinion

%

%

%

2010 Oct 28-31 ^

55

36

8

^ Asked of a half sample

Do you consider yourself to be -- [ROTATED: a supporter of the Tea Party movement, an opponent of the Tea Party movement], or neither?

(Asked of those who support the Tea Party movement) Would you say you are active in the Tea Party movement, or supportive of the Tea Party movement but not active in it? By active, we mean attending Tea Party rallies, donating money or working on the campaigns of candidates endorsed by the Tea Party.

COMBINED RESULTS: BASED ON NATIONAL ADULTS

2010 Sep 13-16

%

Supporter

30

(Active in Tea Party movement)

(3)

(Not active in Tea Party movement)

(27)

Opponent

24

Neither

39

No opinion

6

Since Barack Obama took office, do you think the Republican Party has become more conservative, or not?

(Asked of those who think the Republican Party has gotten more conservative) Do you think the Republican Party has become more conservative mostly because of the influence of the Tea Party movement or mostly for other reasons?

COMBINED RESPONSES: BASED ON NATIONAL ADULTS

2010 Aug 27-30

%

Yes, more conservative

54

(Mostly because of Tea Party influence)

(19)

(Mostly for other reasons)

(35)

No, not more conservative

40

No opinion

6

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