A New Majority? PJTV Poll Tracks Tea Party Supporters

Given your current knowledge of the Tea Party Movement and their positions on the issues, would you say that you strongly support, somewhat support, somewhat oppose or strongly oppose the Tea Party Movement?

27% Strongly support

27% Somewhat support

13% Somewhat oppose

28% Strongly oppose

5% Not sure

Have you publicly shown support for the Tea Party Movement by speaking openly about it or is your support for the Tea Party Movement a private matter?

36% You publicly support the Tea Party Movement

52% You support the Tea Party Movement privately

12% Not sure

Do you consider yourself part of the Tea Party Movement or do have any close friends or family members who are part of the Tea Party Movement?

9% You are a Member of Tea Party

21% You are not member of the Tea Party but have friends or family who are

66% You no ties to the Tea Party

4% Not sure

How likely are you to vote for a candidate for Congress who the Tea Party Movement supports?

23% Very likely

25% Somewhat likely

14% Not very likely

25% Not at all likely

13% Not sure

Special questions for this survey only:

How strongly do you agree with the statement “The Tea Party Movement is racist?”

16% Strongly agree

19% Somewhat agree

16% Somewhat disagree

36% Strongly disagree

13% Not sure

When you think about the charges of racism in the Tea Party Movement, do you believe they are based on fact or do you believe they are politically motivated?

21% You believe charges of racism are based on fact

55% You believe charges of racism are politically motivated

24% Not sure