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Poll: 88% of Republicans want GOP to consider Tea Party positions

A new Gallup poll out today shows 88% of Republicans say it is important that Republican leaders consider the Tea Party's positions and objectives when addressing national problems.

Interestingly, slightly more than half of Democrats surveyed, 53%, also believe it's important for the GOP to consider the Tea Party's ideas -- even though just 11% of Democrats have a favorable view of the Tea Party.

Also of interest: 43% of Republicans surveyed in the  poll did not take a position on the Tea Party (52% support it, while 5% oppose it).
 
The poll was conducted Jan. 14-16, 2011.