Who are the Tea Party supporters?
Original post made by Rae on Apr 15, 2010
According to a just released NYT/CBS News poll, those who identify with and support the Tea Party are:
75% 45 and older
65% mid to upper class
50% attend church weekly to almost every week
56% are employed; 32% are retired
36% make 50-100K per year; 20% make more than 100K
78% rate their financial situation fairly good to very good
59% think Obama was born in another country or don't know
52% say too much has been made of the problems facing black people in recent years
45% want to reduce the fed govt; 6% each cut budget or taxes; 7% elect their own candidate; 9% create jobs
52% think the income tax they will pay this year is fair
49% would choose cutting taxes over cutting the deficit (42%)
49% are receiving Social Security, 43% are covered by Medicare, and 62% say the benefits are worth the cost
32% do not approve of requiring health insurance companies to cover anyone who applies for health insurance regardless of whether or not they have an existing medical condition or a prior illness
40% say gay couples should have no legal recognition
32% say abortion should not be permitted; 53% say Roe v Wade was a "bad thing"
58% have a gun in their household
59% have a favorable opinion of Glenn Beck
40% think Palin would be an effective President
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