A new CNN poll measures American opinion on the Tea Party movement, finding that the answer for now is...well, mostly undecided.
The poll of American adults found that 33% had a favorable opinion of the Tea Parties, compared to 26% unfavorable. Republicans responded favorably by a ratio of three to one, while Democrats felt unfavorably by two to one. Independents were fairly close to the top-lines, at 35% favorable and 24% unfavorable. The real leader, however, was the undecided vote, broken down in two categories: 24% who never heard of it, and 16% who have no opinion.
"The Tea Party movement is a blank slate to many Americans, which is not surprising for a political movement that is only about a year old," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Not surprisingly, opinion breaks along partisan and ideological lines."