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When asked in a recent poll how they feel about the Tea Party, a majority of Americans let out a resounding "meh."

Gallup reports that only 17% of Americans consider themselves supporters of the Tea Party, down from a high of 32% following the 2010 midterm elections. On the other side of the ideological spectrum, only 24% of Americans say that they oppose the Tea Party, down from a peak of 31% just before the 2014 midterm elections.

Perhaps most interesting among Gallup's findings is the fact that 54% of respondents don't really feel one way or the other about the Tea Party—a record high since the once-polarizing rightwing group emerged in reaction to Barack Obama's election in 2008.


Will the Tea Party go the way of the Whigs? Only time will tell. Despite the drop in support—especially among self-identified Republicans—the Tea Party could very well see a resurgence as the 2016 presidential election approaches, Gallup notes.

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