Unveiling its findings under an emphatic headline -- "U.S. Republicans Become More Enthralled with the Tea Party Movement" -- a national poll has found that 68 percent of GOP voters agree with core policies of the Tea Party movement.
The Angus Reid poll, which surveyed 1,003 American adults on June 9 and 10, found that just 39 percent of all Americans are in accord with policies of the conservative populist movement.
But Tea Party support among Republicans is up 8 percent since a similar survey was taken in March.
"While the Tea Party is not attracting many Democrats and is actually losing some independents since the survey conducted three months ago, it has provided a perfect opportunity for the GOP to stimulate its base," Reid concluded.
Tea Party supporters have scored victories in two recent Republican Senate primaries, despite controversial views.