Americans’ support of the Tea Party is at its lowest point since the movement’s inception, according to a new poll.

Support for the Tea Party is at 17 percent, Gallup found, down 15 points from its high.


Another 24 percent now say they are Tea Party opponents, Gallup said Monday, while 54 percent identify as neither supporters nor opponents of the group.

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Gallup said the group initially received 28 percent support before reaching a high of 32 percent during the November 2010 midterm elections. Tea Party activists then helped create the momentum for the GOP’s takeover of the House during that election cycle.

Opposition against the group peaked at 31 percent before last year’s congressional midterms, Gallup added.

The polling agency said support for the Tea Party had never dropped below 25 percent until the new survey.

Gallup conducted its latest poll of 1,015 adults aged 18 and older nationwide via telephone interviews Oct. 7-11. It has a 4 percent margin of error.