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  • Ray Buckley
Sunday, September 18, 2011

Buckley’s tea party claim a big stretch

The statement

"Two-thirds of Granite Staters oppose the Tea Party" and its agenda on labor unions.

- New Hampshire Democratic Party Chairman Ray Buckley in a news release Sept. 4, 2011.

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Our ruling

Buckley said "Two-thirds of Granite Staters oppose the Tea Party" and its agenda on labor unions.

But UNH polls show that the opposition to the tea party is about 35 percent, about half as much as Buckley says.

And while New Hampshire voters support the right to form unions and negotiate, the polls Democrats cite don't ask about the also-contentious issue of compulsory union dues. We rate Buckley's claim Mostly False.

Read the full story: Democrats say majority of New Hampshire residents do not support the tea party.

Read more at: Politifact 2012