Left Attacking the Tea Party with Dodgy Numbers
11/30/2011 12 Comments
Our local left is crowing about the latest Pew Research Center Study showing Americans interest in the Tea Party has flip and is now in decline. According to Pew:
More Americans now say that they disagree than agree with the tea party, and even those who live in districts represented by tea party members are split over the movement, according to a new survey.
Twenty-seven percent of those surveyed say they disagree with the tea party movement, compared with 20 percent who agree with it, the Pew Research Center found.
Opinion on the issue has flipped since a year ago, when 27 percent agreed and 22 percent disagreed with the movement.
Now lets get to the core of the issue. The margin of error was very high +/- 7%. Not mentioned by our local left. So you can see how accurate the poll is check out this graphic.
While this study may be an indicator, why is it that every time our local Tea Party meets there are 8-10 new members. I would not give a poll with a +/- 7% error much credibility. The article does not tell us what the error was in the original study. See you at the next Tea Party event.