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Poll: Tea Party favorability rating plummets
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 17, 2013 11:16 a.m.



10-16-2013_4

THIS should come as no surprise:

There is a growing rift between tea party supporters and the rest of the Republican Party, according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center.

The poll shows moderate Republicans’ views of the tea party have dropped from 46 percent favorable in June to 27 percent favorable today — a 19-point decline in just four months time.

Democrats are also more critical of the tea party, with a majority — 51 percent — now viewing the movement “very unfavorably.” That number was 40 percent in June.

The GOP is also split when it ...

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