The American conservative movement, whose political influence is felt by more than a third of Americans, is losing ground to the populist right, with Republicans struggling to hold onto their seats and Democrats moving up the ticket.
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll found that the Tea Party is growing in influence, with support for the movement growing in states across the country.
The poll found Tea Party supporters in five states were up to six points more likely than their Republican counterparts to say they would vote for the tea party in the next election.
The Tea Party had a 10-point advantage in Ohio, but a 10 point deficit in Florida.
The GOP also had a six-point lead in Pennsylvania, while the Democratic Party held a six point lead in Wisconsin.
And the number of Tea Party voters has soared.
In the Post-American poll, the movement had 12 percent of Americans say they support the tea partiers.
The Republican Party has 9 percent.
The tea partier’s party has 11 percent.
The numbers are likely to rise as Republicans hold their convention this weekend in Tampa, Florida.
If the party wins its convention in Cleveland, it will need to pick up at least two more seats in the Senate and one in the House to retain control of the Senate.
The party has a realistic chance of retaining its Senate majority in the midterms.
But while the tea parties have been able to pick off some seats in states that have historically been blue, they haven’t been able quite to take down the Democrats.
They have also had little impact in places like New York and Florida.
Republicans still hold a slim advantage in states like North Carolina and Ohio.
In those states, Republicans still have a slim majority in Congress, but the Tea Partiers have shown up in large numbers.
In Florida, for example, the tea groupers are on the rise, and the party has an even bigger lead in the state than in the rest of the country, according to the poll.
And if the party can win control of Congress, they will likely have an even stronger position to try to push through their agenda, even if it means losing some seats.
If they can pick off a few seats in Democratic strongholds, like New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the party would be in a strong position to move forward on issues like tax cuts and a more aggressive immigration policy, the poll found.
The Republican Party may be facing its own set of challenges.
The political party that is winning the White House is increasingly divided, and its members are increasingly frustrated by what they see as the party’s inability to govern.
But the party also has an increasing number of candidates running for state and local offices across the United States.