New Poll: #Occupy Message Twice as Popular as Tea Party

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  1. Industrialsize

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    Americans favor Occupy Wall Street far more than Tea Party: Despite nonstop GOP and conservative disparagement of the Wall Street protests, the most detailed polling yet on Occupy Wall Street suggests that the public holds a broadly favorable view of the movement — and, crucially, the positions it holds. Time released a new poll this morning finding that 54 percent view the Wall Street protests favorably, versus only 23 percent who think the opposite. Interestingly, only 23 percent say they don’t have an opinion, suggesting the protests have succeeded in punching through to the mainstream. Also: The most populist positions espoused by Occupy Wall Street — that the gap between rich and poor has grown too large; that taxes should be raised on the rich; that execs responsible for the meltdown should be prosecuted — all have strong support.
    Meanwhile, the poll found that only 27 percent have a favorable view of the Tea Party. My handy Plum Line calculator tells me that this amounts to half the number of those who view Occupy Wall Street favorably.


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    Now when is Congress going to start acting like it?
     
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    * The public really likes the Obama jobs policies that the GOP blocked: The internals of the NBC/WSJ poll are now up online. Check out this bit:
    The jobs bill would cut the payroll tax rate, fund new road construction, continue to extend unemployment benefits, and give tax credits to companies who hire and train long-term unemployed workers. The plan would be paid for by increasing taxes on the wealthy and increasing taxes on businesses by closing some corporate tax loopholes. Do you favor or oppose this plan?​
    Favor 63
    Oppose 32


    Why is congress blocking this MAJORITY position?
     
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    Probably as soon as they stop taking bribes from Wall Street.
     
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    The OWS "movement" is a shapeless, aimless, frustrated (and now pungent) mob standing for everything and nothing, so yes, it follows that everyone and no one agrees with "it".

    You do have a knack for ferreting out obscure one-off polls in support of your social democratic / socialist worldview.

    Didn't you recently turn up a poll showing that voters wanted for Weiner to stay...I wonder who elected a Republican to replace him, then...Perhaps not the same folks who responded to the poll?


     
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    The Time Topline poll is obscure, and one-off? Really? Since when???

    BTW, the poll listed specific grievances of the OW movement - Each one of these was vastly supported.
     
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    Could be that since the Democratic party shoves Weiner out the door because of his actions, it pissed off enough voters in his district enough to say 'Fuck You!" to the Dems and put a Republican in office.
     
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    OWS has no clue as to waht they are protesting, or what they demand. It appears to be more about getting a good buzz, and some decent sex than anything else.
    Think dems need to be very careful jumping on this bandwagon, which is more about anarchy, than reform. Think this has all the makings of a 1968 deja vu, whcih ended up causing the "silent majority" to deliver us Dick Nixon.
     
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    I think what's making you angry is that you think your Congress should actually care what the people of your country think. They do not. I agree with you - they should care. But they don't. What they care about is ensuring re-election and accumulating wealth and power. Just like politicians everywhere else.

    As far as I'm concerned, if there's one blanket rule that one can apply to politics, it's that the greediest, crassest, most cynical motivation is always the one that's at work. And that usually means there's money changing hands somewhere.
     
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