29 percent of voters say tea partiers are terrorists

Vice President Joe Biden caught some flak recently after he and other Democrats reportedly compared tea partiers to terrorists during the debate to raise the debt ceiling.

But it turns out only 29 percent of Americans agree with him, according to a Rasmussen poll released Monday. Fifty-five percent disagree. (RELATED: Conservatives strike back against ‘Tea Party downgrade’ label)

Rasmussen’s poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters on Aug. 5 and 6, asking them, “Some people have accused the Tea Party of acting like economic terrorists during the budget debates.  Are members of the Tea Party economic terrorists?”

A spokesman for Biden, who according to Politico joined other Democrats in a closed-door meeting in making the comparison, distanced the vice president from the reports.

“The word was used by several members of Congress,” spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff told the publication. “The vice president does not believe it’s an appropriate term in political discourse.”

Well known tea party groups jumped on Biden’s remarks and called them insensitive.

“It is offensive, false and shocking that the person one step away from the Presidency calls Members of Congress, who were elected on tea party principles, a term used for the attackers on 9/11,” said Jenny Beth Martin, a national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Walter-Hudson/1079346748 Walter Hudson

    You might as well call me an economic terrorist for resisting a mugger.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sgibbs1989 Samantha Gibbs

    I don’t think they’re terrorist… yet. They’re white, rich, pro-guns, and are racist… give it time.

  • Thecajunknight

    Which 29% !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AOKOXMFUG5UFQHZUS2BUF5Z7LY Mike

    29% say Tea Party is terrorists
    26% say Obama is doing great for our economy.f

    Enough said. Obamazombies aren’t capable of critical thinking– only groupthink.

  • Anonymous

    Heck, if we’re going to throw around numbers then here are mine:

    12.6% of the population will vote for Obama in 2012 because “he’s my bro, man!”;
    8% because “hey, Dude…it’s all good…”;
    and another 8.4% because they don’t have a clue as to what is going on in the world, but it feels good to be in touch with your feelings. And besides all those Hollywood stars must know sometin’.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/FP4EYCHGUHNSZ326G4E35MCGRY Orson

    29% believe Tea Partiers are terrorists — and I’m shocked that even more still Believe in ‘Hope and Change’….

  • BLBeamer

    Are those the same 29% that think Obama is doing a good job with the economy?  Clueless….