48% Say Their Views Closer to Tea Party Than Congress

According to a recent Poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports 48% of likely voters say their views are closer to that of the Tea Party movement than they are to Congress. Only 22% say their views are closer to Congress and another 30% say they are not sure.
The recent Poll mirrors views that were held during a Poll last year in March.
Other findings in the Poll:
Forty-nine percent (49%) of voters think the Tea Party movement is good for the country, consistent with findings since May 2010. Twenty-six percent (26%) disagree and say the grassroots, small government movement is bad for America. Sixteen percent (16%) say neither.

 Forty-five percent (45%) say the average Tea Party member has a better understanding of the problems America faces today than the average member of Congress does. That figure is down seven points from a year ago. Still, today only 31% think the average member of Congress has a better understanding. Twenty-three percent (23%) are undecided.

One-third of voters continue to have ties to the Tea Party movement. That includes 22% who say they themselves are members and 12% more who say they have friends or family who belong. Those findings haven’t budged from the end of December. Fifty-two percent (52%) say they have no links to the Tea Party, but 14% are not sure.

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