Poll: 28% of Americans support Tea Party

Just over a quarter of Ameriacns support the Tea Party movement, according to a new Gallup poll.

Twenty-eight percent of respondents identify with the Tea Party, compared to 26% who oppose it, and 38% who are neutral.

Just under half of Tea Party supporters, 49%, are Republicans. Forty-three percent are independent, and 8% are Democrats.

A separate poll released this weekend found that 57% of Tea Partiers are Republicans, followed by 28% independent and 13% Democrat.

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