Occupy Poll Diving

Occupy Wall Street Favor Fading

The Occupy Wall Street movement is not wearing well with voters across the country. Only 33% now say that they are supportive of its goals, compared to 45% who say they oppose them. That represents an 11 point shift in the wrong direction for the movement’s support compared to a month ago when 35% of voters said they supported it and 36% were opposed. Most notably independents have gone from supporting Occupy Wall Street’s goals 39/34, to opposing them 34/42.

Voters don’t care for the Tea Party either, with 42% saying they support its goals to 45% opposed. But asked whether they have a higher opinion of the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street movement the Tea Party wins out 43-37, representing a flip from last month when Occupy Wall Street won out 40-37 on that question. Again the movement with independents is notable- from preferring Occupy Wall Street 43-34, to siding with the Tea Party 44-40.

OWS – 33%

Tea Party – 42%

That means the Tea Party is MORE popular than OWS.

But wait, there’s more!

Their sample certainly should have tilted this survey in favor of the Occupiers. Democrats comprise a ridiculous 41% of the sample, with Republicans slightly oversampled at 36% and independents far undersampled at 23%. In a sample weighted to the turnout model shown in 2010 exit polling, the Tea Party would actually lead OWS 44/35, and the generic Congressional ballot would be 46/42 for Republicans.

The Tea Party has a bad reputation. Wall Street is hated on Main Street. Yet somehow the Occupiers make them look good by comparison. Way to go guys!

Never argue with the Klown. The Klown is always right.

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45 Responses to Occupy Poll Diving

  1. votermom says:

    I’m not good at reading polls but I wonder if the TP may be gaining some grudging support now because of the OWS shenanigans?

    Are people saying “well, actually, I guess they are not so bad, really?”

    • votermom says:

    • Mary says:

      Fine print in the poll says this huge movement FROM OWS back to Tea Party are the Independents, who at first vaguely supported OWS ideas, but have been offended/appalled by tactics and lawlessness.

      Now moving back to TP as the better choice of the 2.

      Splains why Obama et al had to dump em, doesn’t it?

      • Lulu says:

        That is indeed the kicker. Gotta have Indies to win 2012. Gotta have Wall St for the dough which will dry up even more if there are swarms of people obstructing traffic and knocking them over while trying to get to work. OWS becomes an impediment to re-election. And they do not understand that his re-election is more important than they will ever be.

  2. yttik says:

    “Voters don’t care for the Tea Party either, with 42% saying they support its goals to 45% opposed”

    This doesn’t really mean “people don’t care for the tea party.” It means people are divided. 42/45 is pretty close to a split.

    Now the lack of approval for congress, that’s somewhere around 80%. That could be used to claim, “people don’t care much” for congress.

    • Mary says:

      This is a PPP poll—-that’s Kos’s hired pollster. It’s Democratic. Of course they’re gonna say “they don’t like the Tea Party either.”

      What they shoulda said is they like Tea Party MORE than OWS now.

      Go figure.

  3. HELENK says:

    teaparty point of view – clean up after themselves – pay local community fees to demonstrate

    Owies – nothing positive in ideas – cost the public to clean up after them – just squat pay no fees

    I am neither a teapartier or an owie, I just know which one I would want in my community

  4. crawdad says:

    OWS regroups, plans to stay in Zuccotti Park in shifts

    Life at Zuccotti Park is much different than it used to be — and it’s not much of a life.

    Tired and weary Occupy Wall Street demonstrators have devised a plan to protest in three shifts so there are always people at the park, organizers said today.

    Rick DeVoe, a protester from East Hampton, LI, said, “We have to hold this space for the American people.”

    We wouldn’t want the Chinese to take it from us, would we?

    It gets better:

    Daniela Lara, 23, said she was injured in the police eviction and clean-up of the park and spent the night nursing a bandaged lower leg.

    “There were a lot of people pushing. I got bumped into a cop and then he pushed me down,” she recalled. “There was no need for such a brutal action, in the last couple of days I have seen the cops use brutal force when they didn’t need to.”

    Oh, the humanity!

    • myiq2xu says:

      Isn’t East Hampton one of those “Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless” places?

    • yttik says:

      One thing that convinced me the OWSies are a bunch of fairly well off kids is that they seem confused about what police brutality is.

      If they had come from the wrong side of the tracks, they wouldn’t be confused.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        Exactly. I was just saying to my husband last night that real police brutality is what happened in Egypt when women were arrested. They got a virginity test, which is just a legal form of rape. Instead, OWS invites rapists into their camps and protects them after they rape.

        But I guess in that way, OWS is JUST LIKE Tahrir Square, in which Laura Logan was raped and no one was arrested for it.

      • Karma says:

        I was thinking the same thing. Not following police orders gives them a lot of leeway to force compliance. That these kids don’t understand that simple fact says a lot about them.


  5. Rocky Hussein Squirrel says:

    The Klown is always right.

    How many times have you been married now?

  6. parentofed says:

    FWIW, I noticed the National Lawyers Guild vowed yesterday to help the squatters fight back against the City. I’d never heard of this group until a couple of days ago when news stories mentioned that the Suffolk University law professor Michael Avery who hates the support given to the military troops was formerly president of NLG.

  7. votermom says:

    French Police round up Occupy Paris.

    I betcha didn’t know DHS controlled Paris too, huh?

  8. votermom says:

    WH shooter arrested in Pennsylvania:


    • gram cracker says:

      Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez was reported missing by his family in Idaho. Sarah Heath Palin was born in Idaho. Therefore Ortega-Hernandez must be one of those radical tea partiers inspired by Palins language targeting political offices.

      Do I need to say ‘snark’?

    • I know it is not Tuesday- but my tinfoil hat is burning.
      Seriously- a bullet strikes a window in the White House and NO ALARMS went off? Really?
      Maybe they should get a better alarm system then.
      Like ADP.

      • Lola-at-Large says:

        Definitely my spidey-senses are tingling. Shots fired on Friday and the bullets on WH grounds not found until Tuesday? That doesn’t even sounds plausible….

      • catarina says:

        Secret Service was napping, right?
        It’s complete bs, something is very wrong.

        They’re supposed to keep a close eye on Buffoon sorry I mean Renegade..

    • myiq2xu says:

      It’s not the first time somebody shot at the White House. The last one used an AK-47 and got tackled by a tourist. He didn’t hurt anyone or do much damage. One guy crashed a small plane into it during the Clinton years.

      You would need an anti-tank weapon to penetrate the windows, and the Oval Office isn’t visible from the street.

  9. DandyTiger says:

    That klown kid picture scares the shit out of me every time I see it. 🙂

    • Karma says:

      That is so harsh…did they unfriend him on Facebook too?

      Good thing they have security to protect people from predators, like him./

      At the time of his arrest Reitz said he was involved with security for Occupy Chicago–a claim that was denied by protest organizers.

    • soupcity says:

      See.. they do have standards. 🙄

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