About 7 in 10 voters think it is important that the GOP take into account the Tea Party's positions and objectives as the address the country's problems. While 53% of Republicans and 46% of Independents think this is "very important" so do 26% of Democrats. Overall 53% of Democrats think it is either "very" or "somewhat" important.
So what about the television medium? Only CNN, proving the adage "Even a blind pig finds an acorn now and then.", covered Rep Michele Bachmann's reply to The State of the Union speech. Not NBC, not ABC, not CBS and not even Fox News thought it was important. Maybe Shawn Hannity should be more like "client number 9".