More than 7 in 10 Tea Party-affiliated Republicans disapprove of the GOP’s leadership, a marked rise from earlier this year.
A Pew Research poll released Wednesday finds that 71 percent of Republicans and independents who support the Tea Party disapprove of Republican leadership, while 27 percent approve.
Among Republicans who don’t support the Tea Party, 42 percent approve of the GOP leadership.
Members of Congress have returned from their August recess after a number of high-profile Republicans actively campaigned to force GOP leaders to tie the defunding of ObamaCare to any plan to fund the government.
Sens. Ted CruzTed CruzTrump in campaign mode at NRA convention Trump’s hands are tied on 9th Circuit Schumer: Trump's handling of North Korea 'all wrong' MORE (R-Texas), Rand PaulRand PaulRand Paul to teach a course on dystopias in George Washington University Destructive 'fat cat' tax law a complete flop. It's time to repeal it. Trump must take action in Macedonia to fix damage done by Obama and Clinton MORE (R-Ky.) and Marco RubioMarco RubioOvernight Defense: Commander calls North Korea crisis 'worst' he's seen | Trump signs VA order | Dems push Trump to fill national security posts What’s with Trump’s spelling mistakes? Boeing must be stopped from doing business with Iran MORE (R-Fla.) led the charge during the break. Yet many in the party have come out against the plan and remain wary that voters would blame Republicans for a potential government shutdown.
On Wednesday, GOP leaders in the House delayed a measure that aimed to placate members seeking a vote on President Obama’s healthcare law.
More conservative members have scoffed at the plan, which would force a vote in Congress to defund ObamaCare but would also allow members to vote on a clean funding bill.
The Pew results mirror a survey released last month that found 53 percent of Tea Party supporters say congressional Republicans have compromised too much.
Within the Republican Party and right-leaning independents, 35 percent approve of the Tea Party and 9 percent disapprove. The majority, 54 percent, has no opinion.
Pew surveyed 657 Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. The poll's margin of error is 4.5 percentage points.