Sunday, April 11, 2010

Survey: Four In 10
Tea Party Members Are
Democrats Or Independents

by Sean J. Miller - April 4th, 2010 - The Hill

The national breakdown of the Tea Party composition is 57 percent Republican, 28 percent Independent and 13 percent Democratic, according to three national polls by the Winston Group, a Republican-leaning firm that conducted the surveys on behalf of an education advocacy group. Two-thirds of the group call themselves conservative, 26 are moderate and 8 percent say they are liberal.

In polls in a couple of states, the number of Independents and Democrats exceed 50% of the TEA Party. Though it is clear that many of the Independents are former Republicans who abandoned the Republican Party over its excessive base of social conservatives who are otherwise all over the map in their fiscal ideas, many are former Jackson Democrats who have never thought of themselves as Republicans. Most of the Democrats are the rare conservatives committed to the "old" Democrat Party which opposed the rich country club Republican Party that no longer exists.

What the TEA Party really represents is a huge realignment of attitude by many apathetic voters who have been shocked out of their apathy by the threat of the Obama regime.

In Ohio, it has just been reported, huge numbers of Democrats are changing their registration to Republican. The ratio is seven to one in the number moving Republican versus the number moving Democrat.


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