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Toplines - Tea Party - March 11-12, 2010

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted March 11-12, 2010

By Rasmussen Reports

1* Suppose the Tea Party Movement organized itself as a political party. When thinking about the next election for Congress, would you vote for the Republican candidate from your district, the Democratic candidate from your district, or the Tea Party candidate from your district?

27% Republican
34% Democratic
21% Tea Party
19% Not sure

2* Suppose you knew that only the Democratic candidate or the Republican Party candidate had a chance to win the election. When thinking about the next election for Congress, would you vote for the Democratic candidate from your district, the Republican Party candidate from your district or the Tea party candidate from your district?

38% Democratic
41% Republican
9% Tea Party

12% Not sure

3* Suppose you knew that only the Democratic candidate or the Tea Party candidate had a chance to win the election. When thinking about the next election for Congress, would you vote for the Democratic candidate from your district, the Tea Party candidate from your district, or the Republican Party candidate from your district?

36% Democratic
36% Tea Party

16% Republican

12% Not sure

4* Do you consider yourself a part of the Tea Party Movement?

16% Yes
67% No
17% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence