Friday, September 03, 2010

Poll: Respect Rising For Tea Party among political insiders

The Tea Party movement, which is still dismissed by skeptics as an undisciplined collection of passionate but exotic conservatives, garners plenty of respect from political operatives in both parties according to the latest results of the National Journal Political Insiders Poll. Asked what impact the Tea Party movement will have on GOP prospects in the midterm elections, GOP Insiders, not surprisingly, were pretty bullish. Of the 95 GOP Insiders who responded to the poll this week, 45% said the movement would help a lot and 41% said it would help a little.