TEA PARTY FACTS*
64% of Tea Party activists think that America’s best years are behind us.
66% think global warming does not exist or will not have a serious impact.
57% think George W. Bush was a good President.
40% think Sarah Palin would also be a good President.
32% think that violent action against the government could be justified.
42% want to decrease legal immigration.
41% believe that gay couples should have no form of legal recognition.
45% believe that abortion laws should be stricter than they already are.
59% like Glenn Beck.
(* Source: NY Times/CBS News Poll. This poll was conducted among a random sample of 1,580 adults nationwide, interviewed by telephone April 5-12, 2010. Phone numbers were dialed from RDD samples of both standard land-lines and cell phones. The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups is higher. An oversample of people who describe themselves as supporters of the Tea Party movement were interviewed, for a total of 881 interviews. The results were then weighted in proportion to the adult population. The margin of error for the sample of Tea Party supporters is three points. This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.)