The only good news for tea baggers is that this poll comes from the Republican outfit Rasmussen, and they are always wrong. The bad news for tea baggery is that Rasmussen skews its results to the right:
Views of the Tea Party movement are at their lowest point ever, with voters for the first time evenly divided when asked to match the views of the average Tea Party member against those of the average member of Congress. Only eight percent (8 percent) now say they are members of the Tea Party, down from a high of 24 percent in April 2010 just after passage of the national health care law.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 30 percent of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of the Tea Party. Half (49%) of voters have an unfavorable view of the movement. Twenty-one percent (21 percent) are undecided.
And we all know what comes next: Tea baggers will blame their collapsing poll numbers on the media and/or liberals.