Wednesday, August 17, 2011

They Speak For Amurka

Groups don't have to have large numbers or be popular to have outsized political power, of course, so covering such groups might have merit. Pretending they're the soul of America does not.
Of course, politicians of all stripes are not faring well among the public these days. But in data we have recently collected, the Tea Party ranks lower than any of the 23 other groups we asked about — lower than both Republicans and Democrats. It is even less popular than much maligned groups like “atheists” and “Muslims.” Interestingly, one group that approaches it in unpopularity is the Christian Right.