The Tripartite GOP

I’m not sure what to make of this, but it’s interesting. From First Read’s analysis of the latest NBC/WSJ poll:

 The GOP’s three parts: Finally, our poll made this discovery: You can divide the Republican Party into three parts: About a third of all Republicans say they don’t support the Tea Party, and these folks say the leading GOP spokespeople are Mitt Romney (19%), Sarah Palin (17%), and Mike Huckabee (16%). Another third of Republicans support the Tea Party but identify more with the Republican Party, and their preferred GOP spokespeople are Huckabee (23%), Palin (23%), and Newt Gingrich (16%). And the final third are Republicans who say they identify more with the Tea Party, and their favored GOP spokespeople are Gingrich (22%), Palin (17%), Huckabee (14%), and Glenn Beck (10%).

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a senior editor of National Review. © 2018 Tribune Content Agency, LLC.