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Please find the latest CNN/ Opinion Research Corporation poll below.
For more information, visit CNN Poll: Who are the Tea Party activists.




Interviews with 1,023 adult Americans, including 954 registered voters, conducted by telephone by Opinion Research Corporation on February 12-15, 2010. The margin of sampling error for results based on the total sample is plus or minus 3 percentage points and for registered voters is plus or minus 3 percentage points.




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NOTE: QUESTIONS ON THIS PAGE RELEASED ON FEBRUARY 16.

QUESTIONS 2 AND 3 COMBINED

2/3. If the elections for Congress were being held today, which party's candidate would you vote for in your Congressional district? (IF UNSURE:) As of today, who do you lean more toward?

Democratic Republican Neither No
candidate candidate (vol.) opinion
All Respondents
February 12-15, 2010 46% 46% 5% 3%

Jan. 8-10, 2010 45% 46% 6% 2%
Nov. 13-15, 2009 49% 42% 7% 2%
Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2009 51% 41% 6% 2%

Registered Voters
February 12-15, 2010 45% 47% 6% 2%

Jan. 8-10, 2010 45% 48% 6% 1%
Nov. 13-15, 2009 49% 43% 6% 3%
Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2009 50% 44% 5% 2%

7. Would you favor or oppose having a third political party that would run candidates for President, Congress and state offices against the Republican and Democratic candidates?

Feb. 12-15
2010

Favor 64%
Oppose 34%
No opinion 2%

CNN/USA TODAY/GALLUP AND CNN/TIME TRENDS


Favor
Oppose
No opinion




1999 July 16-18*
67
28
5
1995 Aug. 4-7*
62
29
9
1995 April 17-19*
60
34
6
1995 Feb. 28-Mar. 1**
56
34
10
1994 Aug. 31-Sept. 1**
58
30
12
1994 Aug. 17-18**
59
32
9
1992 Oct. 20-22**
63
28
9
1992 July 16**
58
31
11
1992 July 8-9**
59
31
10
1992 June 3-4**
58
32
10

*CNN/USA Today/Gallup polls **CNN/Time polls
QUESTION WORDING 1992-1995: Would you favor or oppose the formation of a third political party that would run candidates for President, Congress and state offices against the Republican and Democratic candidates?


QUESTIONS 7 AND 8 COMBINED

7/8. Would you favor or oppose having a third political party that would run candidates for President, Congress and state offices against the Republican and Democratic candidates? (IF FAVOR) Suppose that having a third political party would mean that the winner of some elections would be a candidate who disagrees with you on most issues that matter to you. Would you favor or oppose having a third political party under those circumstances?

Feb. 12-15
2010

Favor third political party
under those circumstances 38%
Oppose third political party
under those circumstances 26%
Oppose third political party
under any circumstances (from Q. 7) 34%
No opinion 2%


23. What is your view of the Tea Party -- would you say you strongly support it, moderately support it, moderately oppose it, or strongly oppose it, or don't you know enough about the Tea Party to say?

Feb. 12-15
2010

Strongly support 15%
Moderately support 20%
Moderately oppose 8%
Strongly oppose 11%
Don't know enough to say 45%
No opinion 1%

24. Please tell me whether you have or have not done each of the following: (NOT RANDOMIZED)

Yes, have No, have
done so not No opinion

Given money to any organization
associated with the Tea Party
movement
February 12-15, 2020 2% 97% *

Attended a rally or meeting held by any
organization associated with the Tea Party
movement
February 12-15, 2010 5% 95% *

Took any other active steps to support
the Tea Party movement, either in person
or through e-mail or on the internet
February 12-15, 2010 7% 92% *


QUESTIONS 25 AND 26 COMBINED

25/26. Now suppose the elections for Congress were being held today and a third candidate were running who was endorsed by the Tea Party movement. Which candidate would you vote for in your Congressional district - (ROTATED) (IF UNSURE:) As of today, do you lean more toward?

Democratic Republican The Other Don't plan to
party's party's Tea Party's candidate Vote No
candidate candidate candidate (vol.) (vol.) opinion

All Respondents
Feb. 12-15, 2010 46% 32% 16% 3% 1% 2%

Registered Voters
Feb. 12-15, 2010 45% 33% 16% 3% 1% 2%

RESULTS IN COLUMN LABELLED "TEA PARTY ACTIVISTS" BASED ON 124 INTERVIEWS WITH RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED "YES, HAVE DONE SO" TO ANY ITEM IN
QUESTION 24. SAMPLING ERROR: +/-9 PERCENTAGE POINTS.

Tea Party All
Activists Respondents

Men 60% 50%
Women 40% 50%

White 80% 71%
African-American 2% 11%
Latino 10% 11%

High school degree or less 26% 45%
Some college 34% 26%
College graduate 40% 28%

Less than $30,000 8% 28%
$30-50,000 18% 19%
$50-75,000 32% 17%
$75,000 or more 34% 25%

Urban 9% 21%
Suburban 41% 41%
Rural 50% 38%

Liberal 3% 18%
Moderate 20% 39%
Conservative 77% 40%

Describe self as Democrat 4% 32%
Describe self as Independent 52% 44%
Describe self as Republican 44% 25%

Vote for Democratic candidate
for U.S. House 5% 46%
Vote for Republican candidate
for U.S. House 87% 46%

18-29 years old 20% 20%
30-49 years old 40% 35%
50-64 years old 29% 27%
65 and older 12% 17%

Northeast 13% 19%
Midwest 29% 23%
South 31% 37%
West 28% 22%

Protestant/Other Christian 68% 50%
Catholic 16% 22%
Jewish * 1%
Other 6% 12%
None 9% 14%

1 Comment

interesting # is:
"strongly" plus "moderately" support "tea party"--Total: 35%
v.
"moderately" or "strongly" oppose: 19%

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