Rasmussen: Tea Party Vote Could Kill GOP

Tea party candidates could undermine Republicans in congressional races so severely that Democrats could win many of those contests, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national survey.

In a three-way congressional contest with a tea party candidate on the ballot, the Democrat could pick up 40 percent of the vote. The Republican would get 21 percent support, while 18 percent would opt for the tea party candidate. Just over 20 percent remain undecided.

Not surprisingly, Republicans and unaffiliated voters are more likely to be undecided than Democrats, according to the June 9 telephone survey of 1,000 likely voters.

This is a slightly improved picture for Democrats from early February of last year. In a three-way matchup at that time, the Democrat earned 36 percent to the Republican’s 25 percent, while the tea party candidate won 17 percent of the vote.

In a two-way race, Republicans continue to hold a modest advantage over Democrats on the Generic Congressional Ballot.

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  • J.M.R.

    THEN THE REPUBS HAD BETTER WAKE UP AND DO WHAT THE VOTERS ARE TELLING THEM WHAT WE WANT.

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  • Roy Bryant

    We don’t really have Tea Party candidates in these races, do we? We must be about electing Tea Party Republicans in the primaries. We MUST NOT inject a third-party candidate and divide the conservative vote. Hopefully, Joe Miller is conjecturing hypothetically.

  • SIRWIZARD

    Once upon a time in America, there was a WHIG party. The Republicans are looking more and more like WHIGs.