Just days after the nation´s first Tea Party convention, Rasmussen Reports commissioned a poll to determine who would win on a generic (no-name) 2012 Congressional ballot between the Democrats, Republicans and the ´Tea Party.´
The Democrats were supported by 36 percent of respondents. The Republicans garnered 25 percent support, and the ´Tea Party´ came in last, with just 17 percent support. However, a full 23 percent of respondents were undecided.
About two months ago, the same poll showed more momentum for a theoretical ´Tea Party´ candidate, which finished second, ahead of the Republican Party, but still behind the first-place Democratic Party.