Tea Partiers: White, Angry, And Convinced That Obama Favors The Poor And Blacks Over Whites
A New York Times/CBS poll shows that tea partiers are wealthier and better educated than the general public and tend to be Republican, white, male and married. Among the 18% who describe themselves as tea partiers, most believe their tax burden is fair.
Most send their children to public schools, do not think Sarah Palin is qualified to be president, and, despite their push for smaller government, think that Social Security and Medicare are worth the cost.
And they describe themselves as angry.
The overwhelming majority of Tea Party supporters say Mr. Obama does not share the values most Americans live by, and that he does not understand the problems of people like themselves. More than half say the policies of the administration favor the poor, and 25 percent, compared with 11 percent of the general public, think that the administration favors blacks over whites. They are more likely than the general public, and Republicans, to say that too much has been made of the problems facing black people.
Asked what they are angry about, Tea Party supporters offered three main concerns: the recent health care overhaul, government spending, and a feeling that their opinions are not represented in Washington.Click here for reuse options!
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