Support for the Tea Party has finally plummeted to the lowest levels ever. According to a new Gallup poll, the Tea Party's favorability nationally has dropped nearly in half from a November 2010 high of 32 percent to a five year low of 17 percent. According to Gallup, the Tea Party had never dropped below 25 percent until this most recent poll.
Of course, it has been the Tea Party sympathizers in the House Freedom Caucus and Tea Party Caucus who have in a matter of weeks forced current House Speaker John Boehner into an early retirement, denied second-in-line Kevin McCarthy his opportunity to ascend and nearly browbeat Paul Ryan out of the job for fear of future retribution. The Tea Party's take no prisoners approach in Washington D.C. has done little to bolster support across the nation, however.
In fact, 24 percent of Americans now say they are opponents of the Tea Party. Even among self-described conservative Republicans, support for the Tea Party has dropped from 63 percent in 2010 to 42 percent now. But the biggest drop off in support for the Tea Party comes from Independents who lean Republican, with a 29 percent decrease in support from 2010.
(h/t: The Hill)