59% of Tea Partiers Like Glenn Beck

By Chris Ariens Comment

Happy tax day.

CBS News and The New York Times took a poll on the Tea Party. Some of the highlights:

• 18% of Americans are Tea Party supporters. One percent of Tea Partiers are black, 89% are white.

• 63% say they get the majority of their political and current events news on television from the Fox News Channel, compared to 23% of Americans overall.

• 59% of Tea Partiers have a favorable view of Glenn Beck, 6% have an unfavorable view while 34% are unsure. That’s the second-highest favorability number in this poll, after Sarah Palin.