Tea Party Support Slips Poll shows young voters, white Southerners less happy By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jun 8, 2010 4:52 PM CDT 74 comments Comments Dressed as Uncle Sam, Art Foster, of Independence, Mo., attends a tea party tax rally Thursday, April 15, 2010, in Kansas City, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) (Newser) – A new poll from the Washington Post and ABC shows that support for the tea party movement appears to be slipping, reports the Right Now blog: The percentage who hold an unfavorable view of the movement rose from 39% in March to 50%. The decline is particularly sharp among 18- to 29-year-olds, whose views shifted from a positive 43%-38% to a negative 27%-60%. 45% of white Southerners have an unfavorable view, up from 30%. "I don't think this is really a sign of anti-incumbent anger ending," writes David Weigel. "Since the last poll, however, we have had two months of news about tea party-identified Republicans winning their primaries or leading in them, which has started to diminish the independent brand of the movement."