The poll conducted by Politico (via Rightosphere), asked a myriad of questions to Tea Party rally attendees in Washington, DC April 15. Of particular interest, those surveyed were asked to identify the one political party most closely aligned with the beliefs of the Tea Party. The Libertarian Party was way out ahead. The Republican Party did moderately well. The Democrat Party did poorly.
In some states, there has also been discussion that the Tea Party could become its own political party as well, rather than working within the existing Republican, Libertarian or Constitution Parties.
The possibility of the New York Tea Party becoming a political party with a line on the ballot was previously covered by IPR here. Similar moves have been made or contemplated by Tea Parties in Connecticut, Nevada, and Florida. In Nevada and Florida, some Tea Party activists (especially those associated with the Republican Party in both states, and in the case of Nevada, also the Independent American (Constitution) Party), have alleged that these efforts are cynical ploys by Democratic Party operatives, while others have said that that they are authentic Tea Party efforts.