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Poll: 43 percent agree with views of "Occupy Wall Street"
CBS News ^ | October 25, 2011 | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 10/26/2011 8:41:49 PM PDT by LesDowrey

Forty-three percent of Americans agree with the views of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll that found a widespread belief that money and wealth should be distributed more evenly in America.

Twenty-seven percent of Americans said they disagree with the movement, which began more than a month ago in lower Manhattan and has since spread across the country and around the world. Thirty percent said they were unsure.

Young and left-leaning Americans were more likely to agree with the movement than were their older and more conservative counterparts. Half of Americans ages 18-29 say they agree with the movement; just one in three Americans age 65 or older say the same. And two thirds of liberals say they agree with "Occupy Wall Street" compared with just one in four conservatives.

Americans with at least some college education are more likely to agree with the movement than those with less education. Nearly half of those with at least some college education say they agree with "Occupy Wall Street"; among those who did not attend college, that figure drops to 37 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: obama; occupy; street; wall
Anyone else find it interesting that Obama's approval rating is right around the same number as those who "agree" with Occupy Wall Street. Herman Cain's right: Stupid People are ruining America!

Speaking of Brain-Dead have you seen the latest episode of the Les Dowrey Show- the one where the OWS protestors actually turn out to be Zombies?!

If Not...Watch it here!

1 posted on 10/26/2011 8:41:51 PM PDT by LesDowrey
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To: LesDowrey

What happened to the other 4% that don’t pay any income taxes?


2 posted on 10/26/2011 8:43:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: LesDowrey

That’s because the polls are skewed, I’m sure.

I’ve seen polls like this. They ask open ended questions like, “Do you think corporations pour too much money into the political process?” Not, Do you think it is a good idea to protest and shut down inner cities in a mob for handouts?


3 posted on 10/26/2011 8:44:20 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: LesDowrey

CBS/NYT “poll”. ROTFL!!!


4 posted on 10/26/2011 8:45:34 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Stop Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: LesDowrey

OWS - Obama’s Wealth Spreaders


5 posted on 10/26/2011 8:46:10 PM PDT by OrioleFan
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To: All

When the MSM reports the OWS movement as “protesting corporate greed” of course the polling numbers are going to be skewed.

Yet when Obama drops down to 38% job approval rating, CBS and the rest of the networks don’t utter a word.


6 posted on 10/26/2011 8:47:49 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (The true face of the left that the MSM won't show: www.zombietime.com)
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To: LesDowrey

Well, this means the media is doing its job.


7 posted on 10/26/2011 8:49:52 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: LesDowrey

What EXACTLY did the poll question say?

Nearly everyone outside DC is pissed off about economic devastation, but where that anger is directed is the key to the point of the whole issue.

And of course, as a media insider, I am well aware polls are published to influence and not reflect, public opinion.


8 posted on 10/26/2011 8:51:19 PM PDT by dk88 (Occupy=Liberalism: No solutions, no responsibility and demanding free stuff from someone else)
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To: smokingfrog

4%, don;t you mean 49% that pay no federal income tax


9 posted on 10/26/2011 8:58:02 PM PDT by svcw (Those who are easily shocked... should be shocked more often. - Mae West)
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To: LesDowrey

There aren’t 43% of the people who even know what their views are, let alone agree with them.


10 posted on 10/26/2011 8:58:47 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: LesDowrey

43% disagree with the bailouts. Doesn’t mean they agree with OWS.


11 posted on 10/26/2011 8:59:50 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: svcw

I thought it was 47%.


12 posted on 10/26/2011 8:59:52 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: LesDowrey
Check the sampling. Likely weighted toward Dems.
13 posted on 10/26/2011 9:00:13 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: LesDowrey
So two far-left propaganda outlets came up with a poll claiming people agree with their radical, far-left views, based on a misleading poll question. What they fail to mention is their guy has been running the show for the last 3 years, and the only coherent message from these freaks protesting is anti-capitalist, anti-Semitic demagoguery.


14 posted on 10/26/2011 9:00:40 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: LesDowrey

The average American doesn’t even know what the views of OWS are if they get their info from the MSM


15 posted on 10/26/2011 9:45:13 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: LesDowrey
Young and left-leaning Americans were more likely to agree with the movement than were their older and wiser counterparts.
16 posted on 10/26/2011 9:51:13 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: LesDowrey

43% agree with those whom only 13% actually know why they’re protesting in the first place.

Got it. Don’t go changin’ CBS/NYT.


17 posted on 10/26/2011 9:54:27 PM PDT by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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To: LesDowrey

Which views?


18 posted on 10/26/2011 10:01:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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The MSM has the power to paint these cretins as sympathetic individuals, when they are nothing but lawbreaking scumbags.

Of course, the US MSM won’t show one of these OWS scumbags crapping on a Police Car, but they only show what they want you to see.

How about the media show what a mess these people are making?
How about the media show these people defecating and urinating in doorsteps of businesses?

The MSM is backing the OWS movement, while they painted the TP as a bunch of racists.

Make no mistake - the MSM will have a huge influence on the next Presidential election and will efellate Obama and the OWS cretins as they have been every evening.

Funny how acting like a 5 year old child gets you 24/7 sympathetic, MSM coverage, while conducting yourselves like mature adults gets you ignored, except the part where they call you a racist.

FUBO
FUMSM


19 posted on 10/26/2011 10:17:04 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (The true face of the left that the MSM won't show: www.zombietime.com)
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To: LesDowrey

if someone asked me” do you feel that the big banks and corporations have been given favorable treatment by the govt” I would say “yes”...


20 posted on 10/26/2011 11:13:21 PM PDT by cherry
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To: LesDowrey
Forty-three percent? I believe it. There are far more Methamphetamine addicts than I would ever imagine also. Whether an ENTITLEMENT JUNKIE or a NARCOTICS JUNKIE, you're still dependent on something. Whether it's local, State or Federal Gubbmint, it's as stong a drug as any narcotic!!
21 posted on 10/27/2011 3:49:57 AM PDT by az.b1bbomberfxr
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To: LesDowrey
Ah, the polling game. Ask junk questions and get junk results.

Of course it would be desirable for wealth to be more evenly distributed in the U.S. But the way to do this is to bring up the bottom, not to tear down the top.

I'd start with turning Social Security into a fully funded system with personal investment accounts and real wealth accumulation. Give it a couple of decades, and every family that has a reasonably steady work history would have at least a modest next egg. That would be tremendous progress.

Fix urban public education (I'd voucher the schools) so that millions of poor kids had a shot at a decent education. That would do wonders.

Get public payrolls and pensions under control to stabilize state and local government finances, then cut taxes and over regulation in the cities to encourage small business formation.

Control the borders. We import poor people by the millions every year, and then liberals howl that the income needle is stuck at the bottom rungs of the ladder. Duh.

The biggest drivers of intergenerational poverty are illegitimacy and the collapse of marriage among the lower class. That's a cultural problem which resists easy policy intervention, but the right kind of welfare reform is a start. Again, conservatives own this issue.

So yes, let's have a debate on how to reduce income inequality in the U.S. That's a goal most of us agree on. The question is method. The leftist solution is to massively penalize success, crush business formation and economic growth, increase welfare dependency, and level down. The constructive solutions are on the right. That's a debate I'm ready to have any time.

22 posted on 10/27/2011 4:06:31 AM PDT by sphinx
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43% does not equal 99%... Can we report them for defamation of the American people? A slogan change is in order.


23 posted on 10/27/2011 6:17:02 AM PDT by LBG11
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks LesDowrey.
24 posted on 11/04/2011 5:04:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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