Tea Party Support at New Low

As political rancor in Washington heightens speculation about a government shutdown tonight, there has been an erosion in the proportion of Americans who identify with the most conservative members of the national electorate.

23% of U.S. registered voters now consider themselves to be supporters of the Tea Party. This is a double-digit decline from September 2010 when slightly more than one-third of registered voters nationally — 34% — described themselves in this way. [cont.]

Marist Poll