Support for Occupy Wall Street Still Strong

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    Nov 17, 2011 12:01 AM GMT
    Despite the negative press Occupy Wall Street (OWS) has received which some members on this forum are seizing upon to discredit the movement, OWS still has strong support in the state of New York according to the poll conducted by the Sienne College Research Institute.

    In mid-October, a Quinnipac University survey of New York City residents also found a sizable majority -- 72 percent of all respondents, including 52 percent of Republicans -- said that as long as the Occupy protesters obeyed the law, they should be able to stay as long as they wanted.

    Since that survey, some violent encounters have ensued between protesters and the police, but support for OWS still remains strong.

    Yet the New York State residents in the Siena poll maintain that Occupy demonstrators should continue to be allowed to use the public space. Fifty-seven percent of respondents in the Siena poll said that Occupy Wall Street should be allowed to remain in public parks 24 hours a day, compared with 40 percent who said they should not.

    Occupy Wall Street still maintains a more favorable view amongst New Yorkers and Americans than the Tea Party movement and Wall Street.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/15/occupy-wall-street-park-poll_n_1094858.html
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    Nov 17, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    One poll does not a trend make.

    Remember how last month Rick Perry was second to Romney in national polls?
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    Nov 17, 2011 12:11 AM GMT
    What a dishonest header and post.

    Did you bother to read the qualifier or even what the poll question was? Or did you choose to ignore it?

    "said that as long as the Occupy protesters obeyed the law, they should be able to stay as long as they wanted."

    Yes - surprise surprise, most people agree with the idea of freedom of speech. Heck - if I were a Republican I'd also want them to Occupy Zucotti Park for at least another 10 months.
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    Nov 17, 2011 12:14 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidOne poll does not a trend make.

    Remember how last month Rick Perry was second to Romney in national polls?


    Except for the fact that the popularity for OWS rose and has now been consistently been fading. It's been more than one poll.
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    Nov 17, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
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    Christian73 saidOne poll does not a trend make.

    Remember how last month Rick Perry was second to Romney in national polls?


    Except for the fact that the popularity for OWS rose and has now been consistently been fading. It's been more than one poll.


    But riddler, social movements are always in a state of flux! Just because support for the OWS movement has gone down by 20% doesnt mean people dont support the OWS movement!
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    Nov 17, 2011 12:23 AM GMT
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    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidOne poll does not a trend make.

    Remember how last month Rick Perry was second to Romney in national polls?


    Except for the fact that the popularity for OWS rose and has now been consistently been fading. It's been more than one poll.


    But riddler, social movements are always in a state of flux! Just because support for the OWS movement has gone down by 20% doesnt mean people dont support the OWS movement!


    Given the relentless anti-OWS media attention and scare tactics employed by "liberal" mayors, it's unsurprising that poll numbers are falling but there has been no change in the fact that the American people overwhelmingly support OWS' basic principles of economic fairness.
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    Nov 17, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    Christian73 said
    Chainers said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidOne poll does not a trend make.

    Remember how last month Rick Perry was second to Romney in national polls?


    Except for the fact that the popularity for OWS rose and has now been consistently been fading. It's been more than one poll.


    But riddler, social movements are always in a state of flux! Just because support for the OWS movement has gone down by 20% doesnt mean people dont support the OWS movement!


    Given the relentless anti-OWS media attention and scare tactics employed by "liberal" mayors, it's unsurprising that poll numbers are falling but there has been no change in the fact that the American people overwhelmingly support OWS' basic principles of economic fairness.


    I think everyone supports economic fairness, and everyone's definition of economic fairness will be very different. Try offering concrete facts and not just buzz words, k, thnx, bai!
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    Nov 17, 2011 12:37 AM GMT
    Chainers said
    Christian73 said
    Chainers said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidOne poll does not a trend make.

    Remember how last month Rick Perry was second to Romney in national polls?


    Except for the fact that the popularity for OWS rose and has now been consistently been fading. It's been more than one poll.


    But riddler, social movements are always in a state of flux! Just because support for the OWS movement has gone down by 20% doesnt mean people dont support the OWS movement!


    Given the relentless anti-OWS media attention and scare tactics employed by "liberal" mayors, it's unsurprising that poll numbers are falling but there has been no change in the fact that the American people overwhelmingly support OWS' basic principles of economic fairness.


    I think everyone supports economic fairness, and everyone's definition of economic fairness will be very different. Try offering concrete facts and not just buzz words, k, thnx, bai!


    Nope. Economic fairness is a pretty simple idea represented in the following poll:

    The headline — A new NBC-WSJ Poll from 3/2/11, composed of 36% conservatives and only 24% liberals, found the following support levels:

    81% – Taxing millionaires
    68% – Eliminating Bush tax cuts
    74% – Eliminating oil & gas subsidies
    77% – Public union bargaining rights

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    Nov 17, 2011 12:41 AM GMT
    riddler78 saidWhat a dishonest header and post.

    Did you bother to read the qualifier or even what the poll question was? Or did you choose to ignore it?

    "said that as long as the Occupy protesters obeyed the law, they should be able to stay as long as they wanted."

    Yes - surprise surprise, most people agree with the idea of freedom of speech. Heck - if I were a Republican I'd also want them to Occupy Zucotti Park for at least another 10 months.


    The header is referring to the support to maintain the protest, despite violent clashes and negative publicity. Even with all the bad press, the support is there for them to remain occupying Wall Street.
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    Nov 17, 2011 12:51 AM GMT
    Gee let's see now

    When was the last time someone in media mentioned anything about the "Teaparty"

    Did they all die or did the Koch Bros just pull the plug?

    The Public's Focus Shifts from the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street
    By Juan Williams


    last Tuesday’s election results, according to The Wall Street Journal, is that “voters in battleground states have a limited appetite for dramatic efforts to reshape government.” USA Today’s story hit the same theme, describing voters as sending a message against “what they interpreted as extreme policies and proposals.”
    And where did that extreme, losing agenda come from? Republican governors and Congress members elected in a GOP wave generated in 2010 by angry, active Tea Party voters.


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    Nov 17, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
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    Christian73 said
    The headline — A new NBC-WSJ Poll from 3/2/11, composed of 36% conservatives and only 24% liberals, found the following support levels:

    81% – Taxing millionaires
    68% – Eliminating Bush tax cuts
    74% – Eliminating oil & gas subsidies
    77% – Public union bargaining rights



    I know liberals have problems with numbers, so let me point out that the poll you cited was conducted in March (that's what the "3" in 3/2/11 means). Since then, we've had another 8 months of the Obama wrecking ball wacking at the economy and the Democrat controlled Senate adding almost another trillion dollars to the debt. I believe many people have a different view today, as evidenced by the fact that you had to go back to an 8 month old poll.


    Nope. These are consistent. There is no drop off in support for these. If there was, you'd have posted so with great fanfare and a hash tag despite this not being Twitter (which, btw, makes you look incredibly stupid, so keep on!). icon_rolleyes.gif