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Toplines - Tea Party Generic Ballot - December 4-5, 2009

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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
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?

18% Republican
36% Democratic
23% Tea Party
22% Not sure

3* Do you have a favorable or an unfavorable opinion of the Tea Party movement?

41% Favorable
22% Unfavorable
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?

41% Yes
45% No
15% Not sure

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