November 3, 2010

HATING OBAMACARE, LOVING MEDICARE:

Who Are the Tea Party Supporters? (Doug Schwartz, Samuel J. Best, 11/03/10, CBS News)

Fifty eight percent of tea party supporters identify themselves as Republican, 33 percent as independent, and 9 percent as Democratic. However, 80 percent of tea party supporters are white, 55 percent are male, and 56 percent are 50 years of age and older.

Tea party supporters are upset with the way government is functioning and feel that smaller government would be far more effective in dealing with America's problems. Two thirds of tea party supporters disapprove of President Obama. Forty-five percent blame him for the poor economic conditions and 59 percent think the stimulus has hurt the economy. Eighty-four percent think health care reform should be repealed.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2010 12:00 AM
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