Black Support of the Tea Party Movement Softens

Oct 31, 2010, 14:26 ET from PJTV

Over one-fourth of black likely voters support Tea Party candidates

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PJTV's Tea Party TV today unveiled special poll analytics, which reveal the percentage of black likely voters who are more likely to vote for a Tea Party-supported candidate has fallen from 33 percent to 27 percent during the period of August 1 to October 24.

"It is no surprise that the numbers would dip slightly, as President Obama has been playing the race card against the Tea Party for weeks now," said Joe Hicks, host of PJTV's The Minority Report.  "He has worked with the mainstream media to associate racial bias with an issue that has nothing to do with race, and as such, has guilt-tripped some blacks into voting against the Tea Party.  I ask the president, why should advocating for fiscal responsibility be bound by race?"

PJTV has contracted with Pulse Opinion Research to do the polling and analysis of Tea Party tracking polls.  This special analysis was based on a total of eight, six-week rolling sample periods.  The margin of error for each rolling sample period is five percentage points.  In addition to this special analysis, PJTV has provided, via Pulse Opinion Research, weekly Tea Party tracking polls based on nationwide samples of 1,000 likely voters.

Poll Highlights of Black Likely Voters

  • From August 1 to September 26, an average of 33 percent of black likely voters was more likely to vote for a congressional candidate who was supported by the Tea Party, compared to 27 percent for the period of August 29 to October 24.

Poll Highlights of All Likely Voters

  • From August 1 to October 24, the weekly average of likely voters that are more likely to vote for a Tea Party supported candidate, varied from 47 percent to 52 percent and averaged 50 percent, with a 3.5 percent margin of error.

Click here for full survey toplines.  

Full crosstabs are available to PJTV subscribers.

See below for a list of available charts PJTV has made available regarding the data:

  • Black likely voters who are more likely to vote for a congressional candidate that has been supported by the Tea Party movement.  Click here.
  • Overall likely voters who are more likely to vote for a congressional candidate who is supported by the Tea Party movement.  Click here.
  • Overall support of the Tea Party Movement .  Click here.
  • Private vs. Public Support of Tea Party Movement (within overall TP Supporters).  Click here.
  • Tea Party Membership.  Click here.

Click here to receive PJ Weekly emails with the Tea Party Tracking Poll results.

Methodology

The Tea Party Tracking Study is a PJTV survey. The telephone surveys were conducted by Pulse Opinion Research from August 1 to October 24, 2010. Pulse Opinion Research, LLC is an independent public opinion research firm using automated polling methodology and procedures licensed from Rasmussen Reports, LLC. Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

About Pajamas Media and PJTV

Pajamasmedia.com, a division of Pajamas Media, receives more than 16 million page views per month.  Launched in 2005, it provides commentary and analysis in text, video and podcast form created by correspondents in more than 40 countries.  Its blogs cover politics, government, culture, the economy and finance, national security, the Middle East, media, and education, as well as breaking news and current events. 

PJTV a division of Pajamas Media, is the first center-right online television network, providing commentary and analysis via video over the Internet.  PJTV's video segments cover politics, government, culture, the economy and finance, national security, the Middle East, media, and education. PJTV's main studio is located in El Segundo, CA, with remote studio locations in midtown Manhattan in New York City, blocks from the White House in Washington, D.C., and web cam locations around the world.

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