The Tea Party is really, really unpopular

A new poll from Gallup finds the Tea Party nearing its lowest level of support yet

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The Tea Party is really, really unpopular (Credit: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)

As far as the American public is concerned, the party is over — or at least it should be.

According to a new poll from Gallup, less than one out of every four Americans considers themselves a supporter of the Tea Party, a dip of 10 percent from three years ago and just 1 percentage point away from an all-time low. Twenty-seven percent of Americans count themselves as opponents of the Tea Party, and 51 percent opted to stay on the sidelines and registered as neither or having no opinion.

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As Republican infighting over the direction of the party continues, the poll also shows tea party supporters divided on their opinion of the GOP. Though tea partiers still view the Republican Party favorably, the margin is only 55 percent to 43 percent.

Elias Isquith
Elias Isquith is a staff writer at Salon, focusing on politics. Follow him on Twitter at @eliasisquith.

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