Democrats are also more critical of the tea party, with a majority -- 51 percent -- now viewing the movement "very unfavorably." That number was 40 percent in June.
The GOP is also split when it comes to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.). While 47 percent of tea partiers had a favorable view of Cruz in June, that number is now 74 percent, compared to just 8 percent unfavorable.
Among Republicans who don't back the tea party, though, Cruz's unfavorable rating has increased from 16 percent to 31 percent.
Cruz is actually "underwater" among non-tea party Republicans, with just 25 percent rating him favorably.
The most important news stories of the day, curated by Post editors and delivered every morning.