Rasmussen Reports released a very interesting report on public perceptions about the Tea Party movement and congress yesterday.
Among their findings:
- 52% of voters believe the average Tea Party member understands the issues facing America today better than the average member of Congress; only 30% place more faith in Congress
- 47% think their own views on the issues are closer to average Tea Party views than to the views of Congress; only 26% believe Congress better reflects their views
- 46% say the average Tea Party member is more ethical than the average congressman; 27% believe the average congressman is more ethical
To me, this paints a pretty clear picture. That picture indicates there are only about one-quarter to one-third of Americans who are still drinking the liberal Koolaid. The remaining 2/3 to 3/4 of Americans seem to have realized the stuff they’ve been fed for decades by the “mainstream” media and the socialists in Washington is poison, and have decided to abstain.
Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, makes a telling pronouncement about these developments:
“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,” Scott Rasmussen, president of Rasmussen Reports, says in his new book, In Search of Self-Governance.
I have been making similar observations for about the last year. Never in my lifetime have I seen Americans–and so many Americans–so fired up and ready to throw off the yolk of runaway government. In fact, being an amateur student of history, I cannot think of another time in American history since the American revolution when so many people were so outraged about being over-taxed and having their lives micromanaged by elitist tyrants.
It isn’t looking pretty for incumbents–especially those who are on the wrong side of history in embracing the fossil of socialism that has been proved over and over and over throughout history around the world to be a dead-end street paved with broken promises.
The next congress will have its work cut out for it in repealing and dismantling the unconstitutional government health care bill. My fellow Americans, lets invest the time to research which candidates are the best, most fiscally responsible and best reflect American values in the primary election. Let’s help get them elected through campaign contributions, volunteering for them and spreading the word. Then let’s march with them onto victory in the general election so we can throw these socialist usurpers out on the street in November!
HT: American Spectator.