The Resource Reading the tea leaves : an exploration of the origins, composition, and influence of the Tea Party, by Bryce Don Summary

Reading the tea leaves : an exploration of the origins, composition, and influence of the Tea Party, by Bryce Don Summary

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Reading the tea leaves : an exploration of the origins, composition, and influence of the Tea Party
Title
Reading the tea leaves
Title remainder
an exploration of the origins, composition, and influence of the Tea Party
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by Bryce Don Summary
Title variation
Exploration of the origins, composition, and influence of the Tea Party
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Language
eng
Summary
The Tea Party has become a powerful force in American politics. Emerging in early 2009, the Tea Party has elicited mass support among the public with important implications for public policy and electoral politics. However, there remains significant debate over the political characteristics and motivations of Tea Party supporters. The emergence of the Tea Party has also led to speculation that supporters will form a third party. Using survey data collected in 2010 and 2011, this dissertation examines the relationship between Tea Party and third party supporters. Evidence is found that although Tea Party and third party supporters disapprove of President Obama and hold negative views of the economy, the two groups are fundamentally different in terms of their partisanship and political attitudes. Tea Party supporters are found to be ideologically conservative Republicans, while third party supporters are shown to be political independents holding negative opinions of both parties. Using American National Election Studies data, this dissertation also explains the motivations behind Tea Party support. Evidence is found that Tea Party support is motivated by traditional moral values, racial resentment, negative views of President Obama, negative opinions of immigrants, and libertarianism. This dissertation also examines the emotional component of Tea Party support finding that strong feelings of anger and fear, related to perceptions of the state of the country, motivates support. Finally, this dissertation analyzes an aggregation of public opinion data measuring opinions of the Tea Party from 2010 to 2011. Support for the Tea Party is found to have declined from 2010 through the end of 2011, with the most precipitous decline occurring among its most ardent supporters. Ultimately, the findings of this dissertation suggest that the emergence of the Tea Party has created a rift within the Republican Party between the moderate and ideologically extreme elements, constituting a barrier to legislative compromise
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Summary, Bryce Don
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Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2013.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--St. Louis
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Tea Party movement
  • Protest movements
  • Conservatism
  • United States
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Reading the tea leaves : an exploration of the origins, composition, and influence of the Tea Party, by Bryce Don Summary
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Publication
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Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed August 16, 2013)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-244)
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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855889623
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1 online resource (244 pages)
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online
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
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illustrations.
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remote
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(OCoLC)855889623
Label
Reading the tea leaves : an exploration of the origins, composition, and influence of the Tea Party, by Bryce Don Summary
Publication
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed August 16, 2013)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-244)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
855889623
Extent
1 online resource (244 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)855889623

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