A massive movement continues to build momentum as those unwilling to submit to unconstitutional Federal demands gather in huge numbers, but what kinds of people are these? The establishment media would have us believe that the resistance is only a ‘Republican scheme’, but a new report by The Winston Group suggests that 40% of those in alignment with the TEA Parties also identify themselves as Democrats or Independents. Liberty and limited government are not partisan issues it seems, good news for a blue state like California. Feel free to share these numbers the next time someone passes off our resistance as a GOP plot.
New polling data examines the demographics and political philosophy behind the Tea Party Movement
WASHINGTON DC (April 1, 2010) — Tea Party activists may be ardent supporters of economic conservatism but are similar to the overall electorate when it comes to economic priorities, according to the findings of a new report released by The Winston Group today on the political movement.
In one of the most extensive looks to date at just who Tea Party activists are, how they think, and the ideas that matter to them, the report found that 17% of the people polled considered themselves “part of the Tea Party movement” and more than four in ten Tea Party members said they were either Independents or Democrats.
In three national surveys, done for New Models from December 2009 through February 2010, 57% of Tea Party members called themselves Republicans, another 28% said they were Independents, and 13% were Democrats. Two-thirds of Tea Party members identify as conservatives but 26% say they are moderate and 8% described themselves as liberal.