A recent New York Times\CBS poll found the following about Tea Party:
General demographics of the Tea Partier aka Tea Bagger is that they are only 18 % of the general population, Republican, White, male, married and over the age of 45. The interesting results are
- That most of them think what they paid in taxes this year was fair.
- Most of their children attend public schools.
- They don’t think Sarah Palin is qualified to be President
- Even though they call for a smaller government, Social Security and Medicare are worth cost. The best quote from the New York Times article is, “That’s a conundrum, isn’t it?” asked Jodine White, 62, of Rocklin, Calif. “I don’t know what to say. Maybe I don’t want smaller government. I guess I want smaller government and my Social Security.” She added, “I didn’t look at it from the perspective of losing things I need. I think I’ve changed my mind.” Instead of cutting the entitlement programs they suggest focusing on “waste.”
- Some defended Social Security while wanting a smaller government by saying they paid into the system, they deserved the benefits. (I suggest we cut them off after what they paid into the system is gone… just a suggestion.)
- Only 20%, or 4% of the general public have given money or attendee a Tea Party event.