Quick Hit Josh Kalven Thursday March 11th, 2010, 1:28pm

Where Are Dold's Democratic Tea Partiers?

During a Fox Chicago appearance last month, 10th Congressional District GOP nominee Robert Dold tried to simultaneously embrace the tea party constituency (saying they have a "great voice") while downplaying their very conservative origins ("You've got Democrats who are in the Tea Party as well").  At the time, we cited some national polling showing that a miniscule number of Democrats actually identify with the tea partiers.  Rasmussen's latest statewide poll here in Illinois backs that up, as Capitol Fax noted today:

[I]n the crosstabs, 32 percent of Republicans said they considered themselves a part of the tea party movement, while just 4 percent of the Democrats said so.

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