In it, but not of it. TPM DC
The latest finding continues a trend of the Tea Party losing popularity as it has became more well known.
In January 2010, a plurality of Americans viewed the Tea Party favorably by a 33%-26% split, while an additional 24% had no opinion. Support has since stayed in the mid to high 30s, peaking at 38% in both April and November last year, while opposition has grown. Last April, 36% of Americans viewed the Tea Party unfavorably, a number that rose to 37% in October, and 43% in November.
The latest CNN poll also found that 46% of Americans now view the Democratic party favorably, compared to 44% who view the Republican party favorably. Forty-eight percent of Americans view each party unfavorably.
The CNN poll was conducted March 11-13 among 1,023 adults nationwide. It has a margin of error of 3.0%.