Populism and the Tea Party. Kirk Hawkins Quin Monson Erin Wells. Excerpt from Sarah Palin’s Tea Party Convention Speech.
It's easy to understand why Americans are shaking their heads when Washington has broken trust with the people that these politicians are supposed to be serving….We need to stand up and decide to do our part to put our government back on the side of the people!....Too often when big government and big business get together and cronyism sets in, well, it benefits the insiders, not everyday Americans.…Who can argue against the fact that government should be about the people and for the people? Remember, all political power is inherent in the people and government is supposed to be working for the people!
*Independent Leaning Republican; Conservative; Male; average Income, Age and Education.
**Conservative; Male; average Populism score, Income, Age and Education.
***Independent Leaning Republican; Male; average Populism score, Income, Age and Education.
Populist Index Score ≥ 0.75
Non-Populist mean= 0.45 (389); Populist mean= 0.58 (487)
p-value of difference=0.00