Who Are These Teabaggers?

Interesting picture of who the teabaggers really are (H/T Jed Lewison at Daily Kos).

Some highlights from a poll published today (NYT, CBS):

  • 18% of Americans say they are tea party supporters.
  • 92% of tea partiers are scared that America is moving towards socialism.
  • 62% of tea party supporters also support Social Security and Medicare.
  • 66% of tea party supporters say they usually or always vote Republican.
  • 5% of tea party supporters say they usually or always vote Democratic.
  • 73% say they are conservative.
  • 41% believe Barack Obama was born in the United States.
  • 65% believe the Obama Administration treats blacks and whites equally.
  • 56% believe it favors poor people over the middle-class and rich.
  • 52% believe too much attention is paid to the problems facing African-Americans.
  • 89% are white.
  • 59% have a favorable view of Glenn Beck compared to 6% who view him unfavorably. (Among all Americans, the numbers are 18% and 17%.)
  • 63% say they get most of their political news from Fox News Channel.
  • 66% have a favorable view of Sarah Palin, compared to 12% who view her unfavorably. (Among all Americans, the numbers are 30% and 45%.)
  • 24% believe citizens can be justified in taking violent action against the government.
  • 52% believe the federal income taxes they pay are fair.
  • 84% of the tea partiers believe their views reflect those of most Americans, but only 25% of all Americans agree (remember: 18% are tea partiers).

You can explore more numbers on the NYT’s interactive poll graphic.

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~ by B.T. Murtagh on April 15, 2010.

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