POLITICS
05/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tea Party Demographics: Poll Shows Those Who Scorn Socialism Want Government Jobs Push

Tea Party activists, who are becoming a force in U.S. politics, want the federal government out of their lives except when it comes to creating jobs.

More than 90 percent of Tea Party backers interviewed in a new Bloomberg National Poll say the U.S. is verging more toward socialism than capitalism, the federal government is trying to control too many aspects of private life and more decisions should be made at the state level.

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