Americans Favor Socialism over Tea Party

by Ozzie Zehner

More Americans have a favorable rating of socialism (according to a Gallup Poll) than of the Tea Party (according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll), though just barely.

52 percent of Americans now hold unfavorable views of the tea party, a new high. Nearly three-quarters of Democrats – including as many moderate and conservative as liberal members of the party – have negative views of the political movement, as do half of all independents.

About 35% of Americans hold a favorable view of the Tea Party while 36% hold a favorable view of socialism.  Safe to say there’s probably not much overlap.