Although Fox News hasn’t touted the results so far on any of its shows, a poll by the ultra-conservative cable TV network found that the public views President Obama and the Internal Revenue Service more favorably than the Tea Party movement.
No, I’m not making this stuff up.The poll, which was released Thursday
, found Obama had a favorability rating of 50 percent, followed by the IRS at 49 percent. The Tea Party trailed, at 36 percent.
For the record, the Democratic Party had a 42 percent favorability rating, and the Republican Party had 40 percent.
Mimicking some other recent polls, the Fox survey also found that a popular local GOP lawmaker didn’t fare so well with the nation at large.
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-West Chester) had just 12 percent approval, lower than either House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (29 percent) or Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (16 percent) — although those aren’t exactly spectacular numbers.
It’s a good thing Boehner is running in his reliably red district that is prone to voting for him despite any type of outrageous behavior — like passing out checks from tobacco lobbyists on the House floor in 1995 — instead of on a national ticket.
The Fox poll’s results have the Internet abuzz, being discussed on progressive Web sites like Raw Story
, and conservative ones like Prison Planet
Generally, the results are similar to other recent polls, however, including one discussed on this blog recently, “The State of the Nation” poll by The Daily Kos.
Some skeptical commenters here questioned those results because a liberal-leaning site commissioned the poll. We wonder if those same pundits will find fault with their beloved Fox News.