The Tea Party’s favorability rating has dropped to its lowest point since 2010, when the movement first caught steam, according to a new poll.
A survey released by Gallup on Wednesday found 51 percent of people had an unfavorable view of the movement — four points higher than in 2011. Another 33 percent look at it in favorable terms.
Democrats and independents have long held a negative view of the movement. Only 10 percent of Democrats and 29 percent of independents hold a favorable view.
Fifty-eight percent of Republicans view the Tea Party favorably; 48 percent of conservatives, usually identified with the Tea Party, have a favorable view of it. Thirty-four percent have an unfavorable view, while 18 percent have no opinion.
A Pew poll from October, during the government shutdown, also found a record number of people opposed the Tea Party.
A number of Senators associated with the movement — including Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) — were blamed by the public and some members of their own party for promoting the tactic that led to the shutdown.
The poll surveyed 1,031 people and has a 4 percent margin of error.