Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Democrats seem absolutely allergic to the notion of nationalizing the 2010 midterms by reminding voters across the country of the crazy, dangerous things teabag candidates and other Republicans have said recently -- and yet a new Delaware poll makes clear that voters reject the tea party when they have actual evidence that it's a crazy, dangerous movement:

A new Fox News poll ... shows Democratic Senate nominee Chris Coons leading Republican Christine O’Donnell by 15 points, 54 to 39 percent.

... the poll’s other questions also reveal an antipathy to the "tea party" among the state’s electorate.

More of the 1,000 likely voters surveyed -- 46 percent -- disapprove of the job President Barack Obama is doing than the 45 percent who approve. But that's not translating into support for the tea party wing of the GOP: 40 percent of those surveyed strongly oppose the tea party, and just 21 percent strongly support it.

... 41 percent of respondents said their Senate vote would express opposition to the tea party, while just 26 percent responded that they would vote to express their support....

And this despite the fact that a plurality of survey respondents disapprove of President Obama's job performance and want to repeal the health care law.

So why do 49% of Delawareans either strongly oppose (40%) or somewhat oppose (9%) the tea party movement? Um, maybe because they've gotten a good look at an actual teabagger and they don't like what they see?

So why don't Democrats want to give everyone in America the opportunity to take a good, long look at teabagger craziness? Why don't Democrats want to hang every loopy teabagger pronouncement around the neck of every Republican, by broadly publicizing the most out-there stuff nationwide?

Your guess is as good as mine.

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