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Report – CNN, CBS and NY Times polls show CNN, CBS and NY Times anti-Tea Party strategy working

Report – CNN, CBS and NY Times polls show CNN, CBS and NY Times anti-Tea Party strategy working

There does seem something very circular about CNN, CBS and NY Times polling showing an increase in negative views of the Tea Party, considering that such negative views are driven by biased CNN, CBS and NY Times reporting blaming the Tea Party movement for the S&P downgrade of the U.S. credit rating and a host of other things for which the Tea Party movement was not responsible.

Nonetheless, this self-fulfilling prophecy is news, as reported by The Hill:

The reign of the Tea Party may be coming to an end in Washington, according to academic political experts who say polls show a backlash against the conservative movement.

Two national polls released this month by CNN and The New York Times in conjunction with CBS News showed the Tea Party’s unfavorable rating at an all-time high.

Political scientists say the data shows a backlash of independent voters against conservative lawmakers who have taken a hard line against bipartisan compromise in Washington.

See, that’s how it works.

The mainstream media spends two years calling the Tea Party movement racist, extremist, sexist, terrorist, and hostage takers, and then acts as if negative polling results reflect something wrong with the Tea Party movement rather than their own biased reporting.


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I don’t believe any of this. (What the hell is an “independent” voter anyway?)

How do the Tea Party’s unfavorables compare to Obama’s or Congress’s?

The media wants backlash? Wait till 2012.

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | August 14, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I remember this story at shortly after the Scott Brown election reporting that the Clinton political machine was devising plans to launch a counter-attack on the Tea Party movement. For some reason it didn’t get much attention in the rightsphere at the time. Perhaps because it wasn’t sourced.

But after the story ran, we’ve witnessed an almost non-stop denigration of the Tea Party by both the MSM and members of the Democrat Party.

I’ve been putting Rogaine on my feet.

Mr. Broder, I take this seriously, because I know real people who use these sources and NPR for their news, and they believe that nonsense. The only way this situation will ever be corrected is for people familiar with the Tea Parties to respond to the inaccuracies, and insist that the Tea Parties be allowed to characterize themselves.

Obamacare + >$14T in debt = Tea Party. The Tea Party isn’t going anywhere.

…which assumes that the “polling” is even vaguely honest. I quit the New York Times as a subscriber precisely because of it’s lies, omissions and distortions.

Since then I’ve had this craving for mushrooms.

“backlash of independent voters ”

well, i’m a registered independent. I’m not a TP supporter or against them as an official movement, but I support their stance on fiscal respon., limited consitutional govt and less intrusive govt.

So, I don’t believe this poll, or any poll from CNN, See-BS, or NYT, I’ve noticed they seriously skew their questions or the make up of the polled audience.
And I say this as someone who used to loyally watch CNN until 2008, no longer watch or listen to anything see-BS has to say, and as someone who was a subcriber to the NYT for close to 10 years until 2008.

I quit the NY Times as a subscriber after they put Abu Graib above the fold on A1 97 days in a row.

I think the Tea Party is just taking a rest right now. Waiting for Sarah Palin to get things a’rockin’, and the Obama & Democrat & MSM drumbeat that Tea Party is to blame for S&P downgrade will get drowned out.

It’s ironic that these articles anticipate a permanent decline in the influence of the Tea Party based on declining poll numbers in one time period. Based on declining poll numbers, we must anticipate that Obama is toast as far as a 2nd term goes. Need to keep beating that drum so people come to believe that.

Here’s the thing. The Tea Party doesn’t give a rip about polls. They know how skewed they are. All this crap will do is galvanize their resolve. Mark my words! The Tea Party will have an even bigger influence in 2012 than they did in 2010.

The Tea Party has become a handy target of liberal clubbing. But, I strongly suspect, if these polls removed the words “tea Party” and substituted words indicating “reduced government spending and smaller deficits”, there would be a lot more agreement.

They wish the Tea Party is going away. Another lie by the MSM hoping for a self-fulfilling prophesy. Ain’t happening. TEA is still going strong.

Is anyone really worried about what these people do any more?

For these totally biased entities to falsely report that the Tea Party is on the decline may actually be in our favor. While they may be diligently trying to bring about decline, everything the Democrats and the MSM are doing is actually fueling the continued interest in the Tea Party. These people have no idea that the Tea Party was born of frustration with the liberal media’s false reporting and the Democratic Party’s continued spending and borrowing. As the media continues to lie and misrepresent what’s actually going on, and the Democrats continue borrowing and spending and pursuing actions that are detrimental to our economy, I believe people will have a greater propensity to join the Tea Party movement.

Isn’t it interesting they don’t report on the steeply declining ratings and subscription numbers for their respective entities.

Wizard’s First Rule. ’nuff said.

    WarEagle82 in reply to Steve. | August 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    What? “Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup …”

    Oh, wait. That is the Dragon’s first rule.

      Steve in reply to WarEagle82. | August 14, 2011 at 9:49 pm

      Never heard of Dragon’s First Rule but it seems pretty sensible 🙂

      🙂 Wizard’s First Rule:
      “People are stupid; given proper motivation, almost anyone will believe almost anything. Because people are stupid, they will believe a lie because they want to believe it?s true, or because they?re afraid it might be true.

I hope that this sort of thing keeps us fired up to November 2012 . . . and beyond. There’s a lot of ass that needs to be kicked.

Conducting polls on the Tea Party doesn’t make Obama any more competent. Is that what they are trying to infer? That an independent who doesn’t like the Tea Party now favors Obama?

PresPalin2012 | August 14, 2011 at 10:14 pm

Shock and surprise.. what else is new.. this is what they do, they lie, slander, manipulate, coerce, propagandize, and skew, everything and anything they can, to achieve their ideological political end goals.. as they have forsaken any responsibility, to their so-called jour-no-list profession, a long time ago.. as Joseph Goebbels would have been proud of them..

But, in the end, we, the Patriotic Constitutional Conservative Tea Party Folks, will not only not deter us, but will win, and we will take back the Nation and the govt., from these destructive, insidious, and sinister Anti-American Liberal Socialist-Marxists, and put it back where it belongs, in the hands of the people.

This is not just a political election, this is a fight for the very soul and survival of America, as it was founded over 235 years ago.

The Patriotic American People realize that “WE THE PEOPLE”, the “WILL” of the Majority, of the American people, are the “Gate Keepers” of America’s Freedom, Liberty, Justice, Democracy, and the US Constitution… NOT the Govt.

As President Ronald Reagan once said:
“Democracy and Freedom, must be defended with each Generation, for if it is not, it will surely Perish”


“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. “

Rasmussen’s numbers also show that the Tea Party has taken a hit.

I suspect that a large part of the rise in tea party opposition has come from the MSM’s successful efforts to give the TP credit for the end result of the unpopular debt ceiling deal. Never mind the fact that the TP disapproves of that deal at least as much as the average voter.

I’d also note that the TP’s positives remain essentially unchaged. It’s the negatives that have shot up of late.

“I think the Tea Party is just taking a rest right now.”

As a co-founder of a Southern California Tea Party group, I can assure you that we realized early on that the flame that burns brightly burns out quickly. We are pacing ourselves.

Tea Partiers find the NYT and CBS laughable, and CNN could for a raised eyebrow and a chuckle. And while we are interested in the Presidential Race, we are just beginning to make plans for making the Senate races an epic battle on the national scale.

When Harry Reid says the “Tea Party is fading away”, he is simply whistling past the graveyard.

My question is the same as the first comment. What is an independent voter? IMO, a vote for any Democrat is a vote for all Democrats. If you vote for a Democrat thinking that person will make a difference in what the party stands for, IMO, you are kidding your self.

[…] Legal Insurrection speaks the truth as to how the liberal MSM contrives a story, falsely reports the story with complete and total bias and then does a poll to get an opinion of their made up story. The end result, they call it news. Pathetic. The mainstream media spends two years calling the Tea Party movement racist, extremist, sexist, terrorist, and hostage takers, and then acts as if negative polling results reflect something wrong with the Tea Party movement rather than their own biased reporting. […]

We have found out what some independents do anyway.

“Governor Quinn has gotten around this requirement by having Democrats label themselves as “Independents” when it comes to board appointments in an apparent end-run around the law and what likely is illegal behavior.”

The sound you hear is Democrats whistling past their graveyard.

Keep believing we’re going away.

It’ll so much more delicious when you get your a$$es handed to you in 2012.

I think the folks at CNN, CBS and NY Times need to get out a bit more often. Talk to people outside their normal circle of sycophants, etc. Cold be a real eye opener.

The folks who pull polls apart will crunch the numbers & let us know whether and to what extent the sample is biased.

With that said, we shouldn’t immediately dismiss them – unfortunately, they’re an indicator the MSM smear campaign is having SOME effect.

That there are so many more outlets for conservative points of view doesn’t mean the MSM’s been defanged. They’re still very left, they’re still slanting everything for “their team” & they’re still considered credible by far too many of our fellow citizens.

In our neck of the woods all day long on CBS radio it;s Americans are moving away from the Tea Party and papers as well as radio talk about the need to compromise (meaning tax increases). Thank God for the Tea Party or we’d still see them smoozing in DC and happily spending every thing we got.

PresPalin2012 | August 16, 2011 at 3:59 am

The Tea Party is not an organization of a few people.. it is not even an organization of a political party.. I’ll tell you what it is.. it’s the American People, making their voices heard and known, through the Entity called the Tea Party movement.. and why the Tea Party.. because the Tea Party represents the innate inner most being and desire and spirit, of all men and women, to be, and live Free, from Tyranny and Oppression, which is why we have America, and the US Constitution today, all because of the Tea Party that started in 1773..

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