Tea Party membership demographics!

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  1. dinaluvsApple macrumors regular

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    * 74 percent are Republicans or independent voters leaning Republican;
    * 16 percent are Democrats or independent voters leaning Democratic;
    * 5 percent are solidly independent;
    * 45 percent are men;
    * 55 percent are women;
    * 88 percent are white;
    * 77 percent voted for Sen. John McCain in 2008;
    * 15 percent voted for President Barack Obama.

    Some Additional Interesting Stats:

    While only 33 percent of all voters have a favorable opinion of Sarah Palin, 72 percent of Tea Party members have a favorable opinion of her.

    Only 4 percent of voters making more than $250,000 per year consider themselves part of the Tea Party movement, while percentages among all other age and income groups are close to the 13 percent overall Tea Party affiliation.



    and the kicker!!


    wait for it

























    While only 33 percent of all voters have a favorable opinion of Sarah Palin, 72 percent of Tea Party members have a favorable opinion of her.

    http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1295.xml?ReleaseID=1436
     
  2. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    Did I miss something or did you /spoiler your kicker? :confused:
     
  3. werther macrumors regular

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    The stats are interesting...but just so you know you had already written your 'kicker' earlier in the post.
     
  4. dinaluvsApple thread starter macrumors regular

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    ye i edited and moved it to the btm but forgot to delete it.

    o well..
     
  5. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Whats with the bolded emphasis on 88 percent white?

    95% of black voters voted for Obama, that doesn't leave a whole lot of black people to join a movement that is against most of his policies.

    Then again I guess we could just generalize and say that all black people are racists.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    how is that a kicker?

    74% are Republicans
    77% voted for McCain

    of course the majority will have a favorable opinion of Palin:rolleyes:

    the power of deduction is a wonderful thing....
     
  7. Surely Guest

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    So there's only black and white folk in this country?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_United_States#Race_and_ethnicity
     
  8. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    I would have thought it was more like 97% white. Also the men/women ratio is a little surprising. Otherwise no surprises.
     
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    do you even need a IQ test I mean Look at some of the signs and you can figure out:D
     
  12. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Silly Zombie Acorn, don't you know that only white conservatives can be racist?;)
     
  13. Peace macrumors Core

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    that makes no sense.


    What is even more damning ? :confused:
     
  14. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    I thought it was only white conservatives could be racist.
     
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    Oh, you are right. I'll go back and edit my original post.:D
     
  16. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    88% of tea baggers are white... they must be racist...

    95% of black people voted for Obama... they must be racist...


    You are right.. it doesn't make sense.. thats the point.
     
  17. Peace macrumors Core

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    The part in bold make no sense.

    The 88% of teabaggers ( your wording ) are white is a demographic not a statement of any sort of racism.
     
  18. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    Actaully I wanna know how many are from the south also ..
     
  19. IntheNet macrumors regular

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    you betcha
     
  20. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    I'm not sure what your argument is. According to Quinnipiac, the roles of black, hispanic, and other voters are half what they would be in comparison to the larger electorate.

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    Okay, now I understand what you're getting at. The tea party would only be racist as a whole if they excluded other groups in some way. However, they are not representational of America in this sense.


    Also, while it's easy to complain about Obama's success in gaining black votes, do you know how many Native American voted for Obama? How many Latinos and how many Asian-Americans?
     
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    It was emphasized for a reason, lets not be naive here, its been brought up plenty of times that the tea partiers, teabaggers, whatever are racist.
     
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    I see you point but I've just seen them as nuts myself.

    Does this mean the majority of white people are nuts ? :p
     
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    I don't really see them as nuts, they might not be the best educated on the issues, but they see massive government spending (which they should have been paying attention to while Bush was in office) and don't like it. These are pretty plain jane folks who probably haven't been involved in politics most of their lives.
     
  24. Queso macrumors G4

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    Yeah, and doesn't their naivety show? :p
     
  25. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    "...its been brought up plenty of times that the tea partiers, teabaggers, whatever are racist."

    And wrongfully so. It's nothing but a smear tactic. The main points of the Tea Party people have to do with policy: Spending and taxation. Bailout spending is not a racial issue. Higher taxes are not a racial issue.

    In the San Antonio Party, the police estimated some 30K present. Attendees told me that the crowd was mixed as to ethnicity and age. True, few blacks, but many latins. Ages from student to elderly. From the multitudes of photos, the Tea Party crowd generally appears to be what is readily called Middle America.

    As far as Palin is concerned, she is one of many spokesfolks for conservative ideas. That she may or may not have potential as a competent president is irrelevant. That some of her ideas might not suit me is also irrelevant; I've yet to be totally in accord with any politician's views. Her track record in life is certainly as good as the track records of those now in power in WashDC. After all, she hasn't had problems in paying her taxes, nor did she have to marry a gazillionaire in order to buy the votes to achieve high office. :D:D:D
     

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