Poll shows “Tea Parties are racist” slander not catching onon September 17th, 2009 at 11:23 pm
The results of a Rasmussen poll released on September 16 offer good news to Tea Partiers across the US.
The survey indicates that the tactic of suggesting that protests against President Obama’s agenda are racist has failed to catch on with the American public.
Twelve percent (12%) of voters nationwide believe that most opponents of President Obama’s health care reform plan are racist. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of voters disagree, and 21% are not sure.
In recent days, several Democrats have suggested that racism is a factor. The most prominent to make that accusation is former President Jimmy Carter.
Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans reject the notion that most of the opponents are racist. So do 78% of voters not affiliated with either major party. However, just 39% of Democrats share that view. Twenty-two percent (22%) of those in the president’s party say that most of the opposition to his plan comes from racists, and another 39% are not sure.
Read the Rasmussen article online.