While half the nation has a favorable opinion of last Wednesday's events, the nation's Political Class has a much dimmer view-just 13% of the political elite offered even a somewhat favorable assessment while 81% said the opposite. Among the Political Class, not a single survey respondent said they had a Very Favorable opinion of the events while 60% shared a Very Unfavorable assessment. One-in-four adults (25%) say they personally know someone who attended a tea party protest. That figure includes just one percent (1%) of those in the Political Class.
I suppose I'm a member of the "Political Class." But, lest people think my friend Scott Rasmussen's survey respondents speak for me, I should note that--unlike 99% of Scott's Political Class respondents--I know several people who attended tea party protests, and--unlike 100% of Scott's respondents--I have a very favorable opinion of the events.