Mini Poll: How do you like your Tea (Party)?


Do you have a favorable or unfavorable impression of the political movement known as the Tea Party?


Favorable:
 33%
Unfavorable:
 67%

 


How much do you know about the Tea Party movement?


A great deal:
 26%
A lot:
 39%
Some:
 31%
Not too much:
 3%
Nothing at all:
 1%

 


From what you know about the Tea Party movement, would you say that you generally agree or generally disagree with the Tea Party movement's positions on political issues?


Generally agree:
 32%
Generally disagree:
 61%
Neither agree nor disagree:
 5%
I have no idea what the Tea Party movement's positions are:
 3%

 


Thinking about media coverage of the Tea Party movement, which of the following positions come closest to your strongest feeling about the coverage?


All Respondents

Tea Party gets too much attention:
 74%
Tea Party gets too little attention:
 26%

Favorable Impression of Tea Party

Tea Party gets too much attention:
 18%
Tea Party gets too little attention:
 82%

Unfavorable Impression of Tea Party

Tea Party gets too much attention:
 97%
Tea Party gets too little attention:
 3%

All Respondents

Tea Party coverage is generally biased:
 67%
Tea Party coverage is generally fair:
 33%

Favorable Impression of Tea Party

Tea Party coverage is generally biased:
 86%
Tea Party coverage is generally fair:
 14%

Unfavorable Impression of Tea Party

Tea Party coverage is generally biased:
 56%
Tea Party coverage is generally fair:
 44%

 


Whether or not you agree with them, do you think the Republicans are or are not offering the country a clear direction that is different from the Democrats?


Are:
 46%
Are not:
 54%

 


How strongly do you agree or disagree that Washington no longer works effectively because the fighting between parties and branches of government means nothing can be accomplished?


Strongly agree:
 44%
Tend to agree:
 38%
Tend to disagree:
 13%
Strongly disagree:
 4%

 


Thinking about the elections for Congress this year, would you be more or less likely to vote for a candidate with each of the following characteristics, or would the characteristic make no difference?


The candidate has a record of bringing government jobs and money to the district

More Likely:
 75%
Less Likely:
 25%

President Barack Obama campaigns on the candidate's behalf

More Likely:
 62%
Less Likely:
 38%

Former Governor Sarah Palin campaigns on the candidate's behalf

More Likely:
 22%
Less Likely:
 78%

The candidate is neither a Republican nor a Democrat

More Likely:
 41%
Less Likely:
 59%

The candidate is an incumbent

More Likely:
 36%
Less Likely:
 64%

The candidate is a challenger

More Likely:
 65%
Less Likely:
 35%

The candidate will make compromises with people she or he disagrees with

More Likely:
 79%
Less Likely:
 21%

The candidate supported the health care bill passed by Congress earlier this year

More Likely:
 65%
Less Likely:
 35%

The candidate supported the bank bailout in 2008

More Likely:
 45%
Less Likely:
 55%

The candidate associates himself or herself with the Tea Party movement

More Likely:
 29%
Less Likely:
 71%

 


Which political party's leaders should be more worried by the Tea Party movement, Democrats or Republicans?


All Respondents

Democrats:
 39%
Republicans:
 51%
Neither party:
 10%

Knows great deal about Tea Party

Democrats:
 35%
Republicans:
 56%
Neither party:
 9%

Knows a lot about Tea Party

Democrats:
 41%
Republicans:
 51%
Neither party:
 8%

Knows some about Tea Party

Democrats:
 39%
Republicans:
 51%
Neither party:
 11%

Doesn't know much about Tea Party

Democrats:
 43%
Republicans:
 26%
Neither party:
 30%

Knows nothing about Tea Party

Democrats:
 60%
Republicans:
 20%
Neither party:
 20%

 


Do you think St. Louis would be better off if the Republicans controlled Congress, if the Democrats controlled Congress or would St. Louis be the same regardless of which party controlled Congress?


Republicans control:
 19%
Democrats control:
 49%
Same regardless:
 32%

 


Note: Due to rounding, results for some questions may not total 100%.