Polling reveals that socialism is viewed positively by slightly more Americans than the Tea Party is. In a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, 35 percent of respondents say they view the Tea Party favorably.
A Gallup poll, however, found that 36 percent of Americans have a favorable view of socialism. The liberal blog Firedoglake noted that the Tea Party is about as popular among Americans as is the nation of Saudi Arabia.
"Kinda figures," noted the blog. "Both love do drill for oil, hate gays and believe in theocracy." 54 percent approve of how President Obama is doing his job, and 52 percent favor stricter gun control laws.