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The Tea Party Movement - Dynamics

CNN poll:


PDF with the full poll is towards the bottom of the article


Another CNN poll about the limited reach of the movement:



Ron Paul

Friction between Ron Paul and the Tea Party Movement


  • He is facing three primary challengers endorsed by the Tea Party Movement
  • He disagrees on issues such as the wars, drug policy, and civil liberties
  • He has claimed that a neocon influence is emerging within the movement and that he does not agree with all of its tenets (argues this is a consequence of the mainstream Republican party taking it over).

Paul discusses his disagreements:          


Fox News reports that Palin has endorsed Paul’s son but that this does not translate to support for him:


Glenn Beck

Poll suggests that the movement may prefer Beck to Palin:


Beck likes them too, for instance:




Additional Resources

Pick up the February Progressive Magazine for PRA Senior Analyst Chip Berlet's Cover Story on the Tea Partiers.

Significant Recent Essays

Chip Berlet's Series on the Tea Bag Movement & Right-Wing Populism

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