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Mon., May 20, 2013, 2:58 p.m.

Poll: IRS Scandal Boosts Tea Party

A new poll shows a rise in approval for the Tea Party movement, amid a growing scandal over the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups. A CNN/ORC poll released Monday found 37 percent of those surveyed have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party, up 9 points from their 28 percent positive rating in March. The 37 percent approval rating is just one percentage point below the movement’s all-time high in CNN/ORC’s polling. A plurality of respondents, though, still hold an unfavorable view of Tea Party groups. Forty-five percent have a negative view of the movement, but that figure is down 3 points from March/Daniel Strauss, The Hill. More here. (AP file photo)

Question: Has your view of the Tea Party changed in light of the IRS scandal?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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