Majority Of Tea Party Members Say Their Taxes Are Fair (POLL)
Thursday may be the equivalent of the Super Bowl for Tea Party groups who have made taxes the centerpiece of their movement. But on the eve of Tax Day, a new poll found that a majority of Americans -- and a majority of Tea Party members -- say they think their tax rate is fair.
According to a new New York Times/CBS News poll 52 percent of self-identified tea party members reported that the amount of taxes they would pay is "fair." Sixty-two percent of all those who were polled said their taxes were fair.
Fifty-five percent of Tea Partiers who described themselves as "active members," however, called their taxes unfair.
The poll of 1,500 adults was conducted from April 5-12 and has a 3 percentage point margin of error.
Watch New York Times polling director Janet Elder explain the poll results: