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The Tea Party is to Republicans what the GOP is to Rest of the Country

There may have been a brief time in the beginning when the so-called Tea Party movement was something that didn’t fall neatly along the basic partisan spectrum, driven by broad anger at Washington. But since that time it has effectively morphed into a synonym for conservative Republicanism. Gallup found eight in ten Tea Party supporters consider themselves Republicans or Republican-leaning and demographically they are like others Republicans, just more so. From Gallup:

Tea Party Support, by Demographics, 2013-2014

The Tea Party supporters are very similar to Republicans except they are even older, whiter, more traditional, more religious, more likely to be male and more often call themselves conservative. They are to regular Republicans what regular Republicans are to the rest of the country. Effectively they are just the Republican wing of the Republican party.

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The Tea Party is to Republicans what the GOP is to Rest of the Country

There may have been a brief time in the beginning when the so-called Tea Party movement was something that didn’t fall neatly along the basic partisan spectrum, driven by broad anger at Washington. But since that time it has effectively morphed into a synonym for conservative Republicanism. Gallup found eight in ten Tea Party supporters consider themselves Republicans or Republican-leaning and demographically they are like others Republicans, just more so. From Gallup:

Tea Party Support, by Demographics, 2013-2014

The Tea Party supporters are very similar to Republicans except they are even older, whiter, more traditional, more religious, more likely to be male and more often call themselves conservative. They are to regular Republicans what regular Republicans are to the rest of the country. Effectively they are just the Republican wing of the Republican party.

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Jonathan Walker grew up in New Jersey. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 2006. He is an expert on politics, health care and drug policy. He is also the author of After Legalization and Cobalt Slave, and a Futurist writer at http://pendinghorizon.com

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