Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Who Are the Tea Party People?

A CNN poll just out attempts to describe who are the Tea Party people.  Read the story here.  The lede is fairly straightforward: 
Activists in the Tea Party movement tend to be male, rural, upscale, and overwhelmingly conservative, according to a new national poll.
No real time to dig into the methodological guts, at least not now.


Concerned Citizen said...

A better way to describe us would be that we are hard working, wage earning, tax paying citizens of this Nation who are tired of politicians wasting our hard earned dollars.

Hollander said...

Agreed, but imagine this poll:

1. Do you pay taxes?
2. Are you tired of politicians wasting our hard earned dollars?
3. Are you wage earning?

Odds are, you'd get a yes for a lot of these, so that doesn't tell us a lot.

The demographic breakdown makes sense to me, kinda fits what I've seen at rallies or on the tv.