Anger can be very motivating, particularly at the ballot box. So will the tea party lose some of its steam now that its members aren’t as angry? According to a new Pew Research Center survey, 28 percent of tea party supporters are angry with the federal government. That’s down from 47 percent last September. Tea party members are no doubt feeling better because many of the candidates they supported won in November. However, the overall public’s view of Congress hasn’t improved. Only 34 percent of the public has a favorable opinion of Congress, which is nearly the same as it was last year.
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