Toplines - Tea Party Generic Ballot - December 4-5, 2009
National Survey of 1,000 Likely
Conducted December 4-5, 2009
By Rasmussen Reports
1* How closely have you followed recent news stories about the groups known as the Tea Party Movement?
27% Very closely
30% Somewhat closely
27% Not very closely
13% Not at all
3% Not sure
2* Okay, 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?
23% Tea Party
22% Not sure
3* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?
37% Not sure
4* Some people say that Republicans and Democrats are so much alike that an
entirely new party is needed to represent the American people. Do you agree?
15% Not sure
NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence