Interest in the Tea Party is down from previous years, according to a new Washington Post/ABC News Poll. While support for the Tea Party remains relatively unchanged from a year ago, an increasing number of Americans are uninterested in learning more about it. In addition, more Americans say that the more they learn about the Tea Party, the less they like it: "Six in 10 Americans now say they’re not interested in learning more about the tea party, and half say they like it less the more they hear about it, both up from two years ago."
The shift is particularly pronounced among women.
In 2010, a plurality of independent women said they liked the movement increasingly as they learned more; today, they say they like it less by 2 to 1. Republican women — who gave some of the most positive reviews of the tea party message two years ago — are far more tempered in their support this year.