Book Description: In Mad As Hell, pollsters Scott Rasmussen and Doug Schoen use extensive and original research to explore the mind and heart of the populist uprising that has thrown American politics into turmoil. Though so-called professionals in politics, business, and media have dismissed the movement as marginal and extreme, Rasmussen and Schoen argue that it is an authentic grassroots movement of concerned American citizens demanding to be heard. The Tea Partiers are not racist rednecks and ignorant boobs. Their concerns are real and their issues are legitimate. Today’s populist revolt is hostile to the Washington political class, Wall Street, and the mainstream media—all of which they consider out of touch with the concerns of “real” Americans. In Mad As Hell, Rasmussen and Schoen have produced an authoritative guide to the new populism. It is must reading for anyone interested in American electoral politics for the remainder of the decade.