CBS 5 Poll: Nearly Half Of Californians Think Tea Party Is ‘Bad For America’

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — Nearly half of all Californians think the Tea Party political movement is bad for the nation, according to a new KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll designed to gauge voter attitudes about the latest federal budget deal struck on Capitol Hill.

The Tea Party movement has played a key role in influencing some Republican lawmakers during the negotiations on raising the debt ceiling and the CBS 5 polling data shows many Californians take a negative view to the Tea Party’s involvement.

Specifically, the poll found 49% of Californians felt the Tea Party movement was bad for America, compared to just 32% who viewed the Tea Party movement as good; 19% were unsure.

Ironically, the poll found even 8% of those who identified themselves as Tea Party members had a negative view of their movement. Not surprisingly, a majority California Republicans (53%) embraced the Tea Party as good, while an even larger percentage of the state’s Democrats (70%) rejected the Tea Party as bad.

Californians also seemed soured on the entire budget drama as it has played out to date. The CBS 5 poll also found:
— 57% believe the latest budget deal reached is a bad one.
— 53% think everyone, Republicans and Democrats alike, lose with this current deal.
— 74% think political leaders have done a bad job explaining the debt ceiling issue to the public.
— Majorities disapprove of the way House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid handled budget negotiations, while opinions were split on President Oabama’s actions.

The CBS 5 poll was conducted by the firm SurveyUSA, which interviewed 1,075 Californians on Aug. 1 about the budget situation. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

>> Download The Complete CBS 5 Poll Results (.pdf)

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  1. It’s no surprise that Californians would punch their ticket to be onboard for the currency collapse train wreck. Inflating the debt bubble will just make the aftermath that much deeper. The politics of the debate are just different factions, trying to gain advantage in the corporate structure. Unless people decline to be imported statutory persons, they will all go down into the Pit, together.

    1. denise55 says:

      I’m not surprised,these are the same people who just let a convicted pedophile off the hook in S. Bay. And elects politicians into office who continue to give their money to illegals at their own expense.

  2. WHITEY says:

    YOU CALIFORNIANS ARE THE BIGGEST PART OF THIS COUNTRY. YOUR LIBERAL WAY’S. YOU MAKE ME SICK. NEW YORK IS WORST STATE IN THE UNION, YOU BE SECOND.PLEASE DO US ALL A FAVOR BRAKE OFF AMERICA ALREADY..

    1. dead_than_red says:

      another ignorant moron.

      1. WHITEY says:

        JUST LIKE YOUR LOSER PRESIDENT.HE’S TRYING TO GIVE HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS PAY BACK 4 WHAT WHITEY PUT THEM THROUGH.WE MADE THEM NOT GO TO SCHOOL,SELL DRUG’S,HAVE TEN BABY DADDY’S YOUR THE MORON THAT VOTED FOR THAT LOOSER. HOWS THAT WORKING OUT 4 YOU..

    2. CMMV says:

      Hey Whitey, what state do you live in? easy to talk smack when you can’t back it ip. just like a Tea Bagger to keep ruuning off at the mouth without knowing what he/she is saying. get an education first, then you may stay up late and talk to the big people. have a nice nap.

      1. GodofHellfire says:

        Speaking for all white people everywhere, WHITEY is a moron, a racist and a poor speller. I’m not surprised that you felt insulted. As a responsible person who thinks that government employs too many people; regulaties too many people and owes too many people, I’m in agreement with the principles of the Tax Enought Already (TEA) Party. Also, would you please not use words that my children shouldn’t hear or read here.

      2. GodofHellfire says:

        Ooops. I meant “regulates.”

    3. denise55 says:

      Whitey, did you go to public school because your sentence structures suck. Maybe you should just be quite and let people who can put a sentence together work this out.

  3. urolizzard says:

    Thank You Tea Party for your bravery and actions to try to correct in a small way a bunch of misguided self serving politicians who through there irresponsible acts have brought the USA to almost a third world country status because of there greed stupidity. The 50% Polls mean nothing when you look at the status of the electorate.

  4. urlizzard says:

    Liberals, and the Mentally alike all agree the Tea Party is Bad. There is treatment for one group. For the other Group Fire Them ! There is no hope for them or treatment.

  5. urlizzard says:

    The Computer skipped a word and it is so important I will spell it out in CAPS.

    MENTALLY ILL ALIKE,

    The Battle is not over If we don’t fire those Liberals in the Democratic Party and those who have invaded the Republican Party it will be like trusting the Obese to there own devices at a Bakery Counter. There will be no more Bakery items to choose from.

  6. dead_than_red says:

    You Fox news ditto-heads really need to quit hanging out in places where others gather. You’d be better off in the Fox news blog-sphere where you can preach your intolerance and hatred with the like minded

    1. WHITEY says:

      YOU MUST BE TALKING ABOUT THE MUSLIMS,WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT INTOLERANCE AND HATRED.WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT HATRED, WE ARE HAVING A CONVERSATION.BUT JUST LIKE A LIBERAL WHEN THE TALK GETS TOUGH YOU BALE OUT,AND START CALLING PEOPLE NAMES GROW UP.

      1. dead_than_red says:

        sheesh, whitey, what are you, five? get a grip. take your meds, go have a nap..

        What tough talk are you talking about? I mean really, do you have a point, or are you just out to libel everyone with whom you disagree?

        You truly are an ignorant moron, and it’s the folks like you, who are the true danger to this fine country.

    2. MK says:

      @dead_than_red

      Judning by your “advice” given to FOX News viewers, you are an intolerant hypocrite yourself!

    3. denise55 says:

      Are you even American? The way you put your sentences together doesn’t sound American at all. I think that whitey has been short changed with his education. Maybe it’s the democrat teachers unions who are his problem, what’s your excuse.

  7. Tours Martel says:

    Check out what Vladimir Putin said today about the “United States being a parasite with its deficit spending”. Maybe now that a former KGB officer has told the truth, perhaps even the ignorant California Left can admit it.

  8. CMMV says:

    The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971….before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.
    Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.
    F%#K the TEA BAGGERS. They know nothing.

    1. Coinpurse says:

      CMMV .. You angry because no one’s offering to dangle their tea bag in your face ? It’s sort of cute when Bill Maher does it because he’s so tiny, is that your excuse too ?

      Tea Party Movement formed from frustration in both sides of government, elected candidates to offices pledging to serve those voters not their own interests … they went to DC and like it or not, have changed politics. Is that not how our political system was originally designed to work ? ~ noted ultra right-wing commentator Tom Brokaw opined yesterday on MTP.

      Keep dreaming about testicles though … see you after the next election.

    2. denise55 says:

      Not before computers.

  9. MK says:

    Obama goes on the largest spending binge in modern history, has nothing to show for the spent money, yet it’s somehow the Tea Party’s fault. Amazing “logic” and a skewed poll to boot!

  10. soontobeformerCAresident says:

    ‘We have to pass this bill so you can find out what is in it.”
    Nancy Pelosi, then Speaker of the House.

    These words we spoken by, then, top Democrat, but Californians think that the Tea Party is bad for America. Hey CA, would you like more pot?

  11. denise55 says:

    This last statistic is funny. Read it carefully.
    – Majorities disapprove of the way House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid handled budget negotiations, while opinions were split on President Obama’s actions.

    So the MAJORITIES disapprove of Boehner and Reid, but opinions were split on Obama.
    What this means is nothing because we don’t know what the numbers are for those majorities. but we do know the numbers for Obama were 50/50split. So 50% of Californians disapproved of Obama. This writer tried to deceive the reader, but not this reader.

  12. FuzzyMath says:

    ” Nearly half of all Californians think the Tea Party political movement is bad for the nation”

    Or put a different way,”The majority of Californians couldn’t say the Tea Party political movement is bad for the nation”.

    To the writer of this article, you’re trying to manipulate the reader to your own personal biases. Have some integrity and present the information in an unbiased manner (please and thank you).

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