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Old 07-19-2010, 12:33 PM
 
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Default Survey: 4 in 10 Tea Party Members Are Democrats and Independents

Survey is based on 3 national surveys conducted from Dec. 2009 to
Feb. 2010

More than four in ten Tea Party members are Democrats or
Independents.

Majority are middle income earners
Top issues: economy and jobs, mirrors the majority of voters in
the country

Tea Party: 4 in 10 are Dems, Independents, Survey Says - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

Link to Survey: The Winston Group » Behind the Headlines: What’s driving the Tea Party Movement?

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Former strong Obama supporters/voters have joined the Tea Party

Disgruntled Democrats join the Tea Party
By Shannon Travis, CNN Political Producer

Quote:
Grand Junction, Colorado (CNN) -- They are not typical Tea
Party activists: A woman who voted for President Obama and
believes he's a "phenomenal speaker." Another who said she was a
"knee-jerk, bleeding heart liberal."
Disgruntled Democrats join the Tea Party - CNN.com
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Earth
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More than four in 10 self-described members of the Tea Party also identify as either Independents or Democrats.

Are these people self-identified?

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Hoboken
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More than four in 10 self-described members of the Tea Party also identify as either Independents or Democrats.

Are these people self-identified?
Mmm how else would they be identified?

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:13 PM
 
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More than four in 10 self-described members of the Tea Party also identify as either Independents or Democrats.

Are these people self-identified?
So do you not think its similar to other such survey in how people decide to describe themselves in such things.It is as valid as others then. I always have to laugh when people think thier are many registered democrats in the nation or republicans. They think because they vote democratic or republican that they are a party member.If you polled party memebers of cousre they would identify as party memebrs. Self described is what most people are in fact.

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Orlando, FL
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I'm not surprised that some Tea Party members are democrats. I have a friend who voted for Obama and is a registered Democrat. She doesn't regret her vote but she said she's tired of politics on a local, state and national level altogether and she wants a real change.

Some people hold their personal beliefs at a higher level than party affiliations
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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Mmm how else would they be identified?
non-Republicans?

Because that's what's being said. Four out of ten tea party members are not affiliated with the Republican party. [MOD CUT/moot]

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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I'm not surprised that some Tea Party members are democrats. I have a friend who voted for Obama and is a registered Democrat. She doesn't regret her vote but she said she's tired of politics on a local, state and national level altogether and she wants a real change.

Some people hold their personal beliefs at a higher level than party affiliations
Sadly it is very few,most LOVE their party and will not ever think of voting otherwise.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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We are just starting a Tea Party and have some Democrats signed up. They all regret voting for hussein obama, have children and see their future disappearing. Everyone so far is focused most on the out of control spending, the waste and hussein obama's vacations and parties as his top priority.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Long Beach
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How 'bout the fact that support for the Tea Party has fallen by 15% in the past three months? and more than hlaf of Americans have an unfavorable opinion of it.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Blankity-blank!
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I'm not surprised that some Tea Party members are democrats. I have a friend who voted for Obama and is a registered Democrat. She doesn't regret her vote but she said she's tired of politics on a local, state and national level altogether and she wants a real change.

Some people hold their personal beliefs at a higher level than party affiliations
As if the Tea Party is for change.
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