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• 66 percent say it is “too early” to say for sure who they support in the Republican primaries.

• 63 percent say the Republican Party is headed in the right direction.

• 53 percent say the tea party has the “right amount” of influence on the Republican Party.

• 43 percent have the same amount of enthusiasm for the 2012 election as in years past; 42 percent have more.

• 37 percent watch Fox News for their political news, 27 percent watch network news, 12 percent don’t watch TV news, 10 percent watch a “combination,” 8 percent watch CNN, 2 percent watch MSNBC.

Source: A New York Times/CBS News poll of 642 likely Republican caucus-goers in Iowa conducted Nov. 30 to Dec. 5.

Hubbub, sly murmurs and asides to jharper@washingtontimes.com.