Rasmussen reported Monday that the Tea Party’s popularity has plummeted and the organization is now, in fact, less popular than ever. According to the poll, only 30% of likely voters view the group favorably and nearly half categorized their opinion of them as unfavorable.
This is a huge turnaround compared to 2009, at which time over 50% of those surveyed said they approved of the movement.
Possibly the most shocking figure to come out of the poll was that only 8% of those asked identified themselves as members of the Tea Party, which shows that beyond just approval ratings, the organization as a whole has become less desirable to Americans. Over 56% of those polled said the Tea Party has become less influential in the past year.
The poll was conducted from January 3-4, 2013 via telephone and 1,000 likely voters were surveyed.
Because of this great news, we thought it was time to break out this video again.
Watch “The Mad (Republican) Tea Party” (funny!):