Data collected by recent polls and surveys suggest the tea party is less popular than the groups they tend to malign, like 'atheists' and 'Muslims,' yet hold considerable more sway that most in Washington. Upwards of 51 percent of Americans said they view the tea party unfavorably.
So who's with the Tea Party? Check our our new Tea Party cartoon slideshow to find out what the nation's top political cartoonists think.
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