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Poll: Tea Party favorability rating plummets
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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By Pat Cunningham
Oct. 17, 2013 11:16 a.m.



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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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