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Poll: Plurality of Americans support Tea Party principles
BY: Andrew Evans
March 5, 2013 6:04 pm
A plurality of Americans support “Tea Party principles,” according to a poll released today.
The poll, commissioned by TheTeaParty.net and conducted by NSON, Inc., found that 48 percent of
Americans support the principles of “limited government,” “free markets,” and “personal responsibility.”
The poll also found that 21 percent of Americans support “progressive, liberal principles”
f “big government,” “higher taxes,” and “more spending.”
The poll explicitly tied the conservative principles to the Tea Party, said Niger Innis, chief
strategist for TheTeaParty.net.
According to the poll, nearly half of people in the Midwest, South, and West expressed support
for Tea Party principles, while just over 40 percent of people in the northeast—the
ountry’s “liberal stronghold,” said Innis—expressed support.
“The mainstream media wrote our obituary after the November elections. Unfortunately for
them, the tea party isn’t going anywhere,” Todd Cefaratti, founder of TheTeaParty.net, said
in a statement.
Innis cited the poll as evidence that conservative leaders need to “embrace the Tea Party
If they do so, he said, “They will win elections.”
“I think it’s a wake up call to the establishment,” Innis said. He expressed frustration that
mainstream Republicans have tried to distance themselves from the Tea Party.
When asked if the poll would change TheTeaParty.net’s strategy in the future, Innis said it
“This poll only reaffirms what we’ve been doing and who we are,” Innis said.
However, he did note that the Tea Party has begun establishing a greater presence in
“If you have problems with what’s going on in D.C., you can critique, but at some point you’ve
got to roll up your sleeves and try to solve some of these problems,” he said.
One Man Awake
One man awake awakens another,
the second awakens his next-door neighbor,
and three awake can rouse the town,
and turn the whole place upside down.
And many awake can raise such a fuss
that it finally awakens the rest of us.
One man up with dawn in his eyes, multiplies.
Lawrence Tribble 1740
One man awake,
The second awakens
His next door brother.
The three awake can rouse a town
the whole place
The many awake
Can cause such a fuss
It finally awakens the rest of us.
One man up,
With dawn in his eyes
We embarked on a journey more than 2 years ago to change the status quo. We all realized that we could no longer tolerate the way our elected representatives were conducting business. We also realized at that time that the only way we were going to change that was to throw out the incumbent, career politicians and put new people in there who would listen to us and not the Party bosses. We made great strides in the 2010 Elections, replacing approximately 86 of them. It went a long way to show us that when we come together, we can accomplish what looked impossible 3 years ago. I grant you that this accomplishment was We The People exerting their authority over those that are supposed to represent us, but, it was the individual that made it happen. We woke up, we researched, we spoke up and we spread the word, and each one of those individual voices became a power to be recond with. It is still the individual that will affect those changes today and in the future. We must all, individually, remain connected, speak our minds and do our research and above all, Spread the word. Many voices change the process, one voice makes up the many. Without you, me or our neighbor, we will never be “The Many”.
Stay connected, it does truly matter.