Rasmussen reports that 52% of U.S. voters believe the average member of the Tea Party movement has a better understanding of the issues facing America today than the average member of Congress, and they believe Tea Party members are more ethical.
Not that Congress cares, of course:
When it comes to those issues, 47% think that their own political views are closer to those of the average Tea Party member than to the views of the average member of Congress. On this point, 26% feel closer to Congress.
Finally, 46% of voters say that the average Tea Party member is more ethical than the average member of Congress. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say that the average member of Congress is more ethical.
Scott Rasmussen, author of a new book In Search of Self-Governance, says:
“The gap between Americans who want to govern themselves and politicians who want to rule over them may be as big today as the gap between the colonies and England during the 18th century,”
Listen up Karl Rove, John Cornyn, Newt Gingrich, Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe, even 28% of Democrats say their own views are closer to the average member of the Tea Party, and:
On all questions, Republicans overwhelming prefer the Tea Party. Unaffiliated voters also prefer the Tea Party by wide margins…
…a plurality of women prefer the Tea Party over Congress on every question in the survey.
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