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Questions - Tea Party - June 9, 2011

45% See Gap Between Governed and Those Who Govern As Comparable to American Revolution
30% Like Third-Party Option Given Current 2012 Presidential Candidates
Three Way Race: Democrat 40% Republican 21% Tea Party 18%
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National Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters
Conducted June 9, 2011
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?

2* Given a choice between President Obama and one of the potential Republican presidential candidates, would 2012 be a good year for voters to consider electing a third-party candidate?

3* Do you agree or disagree with the following statement…The gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them is now as big as the gap between the American colonies and England during the 18th century?


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



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