Ew! College republicans!
I wouldn't frame the stencilers and taggers in any "versus" type scenario (I bet they're not even all that aware of one another). But I will say that, on the whole, the taggers in this area are fairly unimpressive (with a few notable exceptions). I like some of the wheat pasting and stenciling I've seen so far, but they have to pick up their game as well. Also, it'd be nice of all the AA street artists work in tandem rather than in destructive competition. Just my $0.02.