Growing Support For Tea Party Candidates May Be Fueled By Money Worries
August 31, 2010 by Special To Personal Liberty
There may be signs that individuals who would like to protect their wealth and assets in the coming years will come out to vote this November for candidates who put these concerns at the top of their agenda.
In fact, as PJTV continues its weekly Tea Party poll, its researchers have found that on Aug. 28, the support for Tea Party-backed congressional candidates has reached 54 percent. Moreover, 52 percent of potential voters declared they are likely vote for a candidate supported by the grassroots movement.
"This week’s tracking poll numbers and election results both suggest the growing strength of the movement," said Vik Rubenfeld, PJTV’s polling director.
He added that its strength was evident in this week’s primaries "as many of the movement’s candidates prevailed over those who were more traditional Republicans."
The Tea Party phenomenon appeared on the political scene in 2009 in response to the massive stimulus package passed by Congress and signed by President Obama. Its supporters say they want to preserve individual freedoms introduced by the Founding Fathers and believe in limited government, free speech, the Second Amendment, the military and secure borders.
In view of this, it may not be surprising that the poll found that nearly 80 percent of likely voters worry that the American dream could be jeopardized by the current levels of Federal debt and spending, especially for today’s young people.