A new Gallup poll finds the demographics of the Tea Party movement are very similar to the nation as a whole. Tea Party supporters are essentially identical to the nation in age, education, and employment. As compared to a typical adult, a Tea Party supporter is slightly less likely to be a minority (21% versus 26%), slightly less likely to be female (45% versus 55%), and slightly less likely to earn less than $30k/year (19% versus 25%).
The only areas in which the Tea Party movement differs greatly from the nation as a whole are political. A Tea Party supporter is slightly more likely to be an independent than the typical adult (43% versus 40%), but — unsurprisingly — is much more likely to be a Republican than a Democrat. Still, 8% identify as Democrats.
Bottom line, the narrative promoted by Democrats and parroted by the legacy media in which Tea Party supporters are a white-male fringe group is wholly untrue.