The tea party movement may well be the most powerful and potent force in America.
More than half, or 54percent, of Americans believe the tea party movement has been a good thing for the U.S. political system, our new survey revealed. Only 22 percent say that it is a bad thing, while 19 percent say it has made no difference.
This agrees with other recent polls. Fifty-five percent of Americans said that the tea party movement can be effective in making major changes in Washington in the near future, according to the most recent ABC News/Yahoo! News poll.