Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Fifty percent (50%) of voters on the East Coast think the Tea Party is good for America, although only 20% say they consider themselves part of the small government, tax-cutting movement.
These results come from Rasmussen Reports telephone polling of people who have already voted in states in the Eastern Time Zone.
Despite the positive assessment of the Tea Party movement, even more of these voters express support for tax cuts and reduced government spending, a bad signal for Democrats seeking reelection who’ve backed the Obama agenda. After all, the economy is the number one issue on most voters’ minds.
By a 63% to 18%, those who’ve already voted on the East Coast say tax cuts help rather than hurt the economy.
Fifty-two percent (52%) believe decreases in government spending help the economy, while just 27% say they hurt economically.
The survey of 1,000 Voters in the Eastern time zone was conducted on November 2, 2010 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.Rasmussen subscribers can log in to read the rest of this article.
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