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About that Politico poll of tea partyers

I blogged yesterday about the survey being taken at the big tea party rally on the Mall. Earlier today, I spoke to Alex Lundry of TargetPoint, the firm that conducted the survey. "We had 15 to 20 interviewers in the field, and we're going for 500 interviews total," said Lundry. "We went to Politico with the idea, and they thought it was a great idea."

It's an intriguing match-up of media and research firm. The Alexandria-based TargetPoint largely works for Republicans. Before the 2008 Iowa caucuses, Mitt Romney's campaign paid TargetPoint more than $720,000; since then, it's done work for the RNC, the Republican Governors Association and Romney's PAC. I expect this information to thrill the annoyed people who've asked me why the tea parties seem to be getting more attention and serious analysis than comparable left-wing protest movements.

Politico will release the results of the poll on Monday.

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By David Weigel  |  April 16, 2010; 11:24 AM ET
Categories:  Tea Party  | Tags: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, President, Republican, Republican Governors Association, Republican National Committee, Romney, United States  
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