Thursday, October 28, 2010

What Do Marylanders Think of the Tea Party?

One of the more interesting questions asked in the recent Baltimore Sun poll was the opinion of respondents on the Tea Party. Here are the favorable and unfavorable ratings given by the poll’s 798 likely voters.

These are the ratings by demographic group.

And these are the ratings organized by net approval.

We caution readers to take the results from subcategories with less than a couple hundred respondents with a grain of salt. Small sample sizes often yield shaky estimates.

But look at the differences in net approval between Ehrlich voters and Republicans and everyone else. To the extent that the Tea Party is exercising influence over and is becoming associated with these two groups, it is isolating them from the rest of the state.