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!
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