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Poll: 43 percent agree with views of "Occupy Wall Street" (idiots)
cbs ^ | 10/25/2011 | By Brian Montopoli

Posted on 10/26/2011 4:09:33 AM PDT by tobyhill

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.

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An oversample was conducted for this survey which will be analyzed in a future poll release.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: osw; ows
43% are either stupid or support activities such as drug dealing or rape of 14 year olds.
1 posted on 10/26/2011 4:09:35 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
In other news, a majority of Americans, or 57% disagree with the views of Occupy Wall Street.
2 posted on 10/26/2011 4:13:13 AM PDT by cake_crumb (I'm not racist, I don't like his white half either.)
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To: tobyhill

Ha. Interetsing that the thread right after yours is this...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2798053/posts


3 posted on 10/26/2011 4:16:52 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: tobyhill

And we wonder why the country is an economic wreck.

One has to look no further than the idiots who think this way and have a vote. In short “I want mine, don’t expect me to work for it”. “Let’s spend someone else’s money/resources to get what I want, never mind the consequences, they can afford it”. California is a prime example.


4 posted on 10/26/2011 4:18:52 AM PDT by DB
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To: nuconvert

43% of Americans will be crying a year from November when we vote their sorry asses back into the Stone Age. Then, they can all move back into their parents’ basements, cry that their “unemployment” checks are being rolled back from 15 years to a mere 12, and call us names as we attempt to clean up the horrific mess they’ve made of this country for the last 40 years.


5 posted on 10/26/2011 4:20:14 AM PDT by Pravious
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To: tobyhill

Who can identify the “ideas”?


6 posted on 10/26/2011 4:21:04 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: tobyhill

One of the stark differences between the OWS and TEA party is regarding Fish. OWS seems to be saying ‘give me a fish (the bigger, the better.)’ While the TEA party says: ‘let me fish.’
OWS: Take from the rich and distribute it to everyone else. Pay off my school loans, erase all debts, zero out my mortgage,....
TEA party: Less taxes, smaller government, less regulations, get out of my way and let me fend for myself,....
It does not surprise me that 43% (IF the survey is legit) agree to a bigger piece of the pie without much effort,

“If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”


7 posted on 10/26/2011 4:23:49 AM PDT by PastorJimCM (truth matters)
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To: tobyhill

95% of DNCBS pollsters agree with the staged event.

Pray for America


8 posted on 10/26/2011 4:24:52 AM PDT by bray (Join the Cain Mutiny, tell the IRS 9-9-9!)
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To: tobyhill

How does this result square with Gallup’s repeated finding that roughly 40% of Americans are “Conservative” and only about 20% are “Liberal”?


9 posted on 10/26/2011 4:25:17 AM PDT by PENANCE
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To: tobyhill

...along with violent communist revolution.


10 posted on 10/26/2011 4:25:55 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: DB

Bingo.


11 posted on 10/26/2011 4:26:21 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: tobyhill

43% of OWS protesters don’t even agree with their own views.

These people are completely discombobulated mentally.


12 posted on 10/26/2011 4:27:06 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: tobyhill
Yes, a CBS News/New York Times poll.

Who could doubt the objectivity?

13 posted on 10/26/2011 4:28:57 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: PENANCE

IMO, it`s because many of those self-identified “moderates” are very likely liberal.

This country isn`t nearly as conservative as we may like to believe.


14 posted on 10/26/2011 4:32:02 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: tobyhill

Just stupid...hence results like President Obama.


15 posted on 10/26/2011 4:32:02 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: tobyhill
Young and left-leaning Americans were more likely to agree with the movement

Gee, no kidding?

16 posted on 10/26/2011 4:35:56 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: tobyhill

If they were different species of animals and Noah was calling for them to board the ark they would have just sat down and protested.


17 posted on 10/26/2011 4:37:34 AM PDT by Eye of Unk
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To: tobyhill

I wonder what the poll question(s) were. Did people agree on specifics? This would be interesting since real specifics are hard to find.

Or were they just asked, “Do you agree with the occupy protests?” Which is a worthless question on its own.


18 posted on 10/26/2011 4:37:51 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: tobyhill
Good reconnaissance information. Know the enemy and their numbers.
19 posted on 10/26/2011 4:42:07 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen. --> AmeriCain)
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To: tobyhill

Actually, I agree with the views of the Occupy protesters. (Please keep reading.)

Their views seem to be: They aren’t sure what they’re protesting or what they want to happen as a result of their protests.

I agree that they are clueless and brainless.


20 posted on 10/26/2011 4:43:33 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: tobyhill

They are approximately the same 43% who will vote for Obama next year.


21 posted on 10/26/2011 4:54:59 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tobyhill
First you would need to establish what their views were??
22 posted on 10/26/2011 4:57:48 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: tobyhill
The causes. Poor public education (ignorance), years of affluence (disconnected from reality), changing demographics and urbanization.

Other indicators. The fat millionaire Michael Moore living an opulent life wouldn't be as successful as he is bashing a free market if it were not for people buying his products. Obama, a provincial politician with some dubious ties, extensive illicit drug use, with a thin resume that had zero experience or formal education pertaining to the duties of the nations chief executive, did get elected. There are many examples-

The US is done, she's cooked just like the rest of Europe that is in the macro and long haul simply managing a slow decline.

Don't be surprised if the US reelects Obama despite all.

23 posted on 10/26/2011 5:07:05 AM PDT by Red6
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To: tobyhill
And 44% "totally approve" the stain and his regime.

Coincidence????

24 posted on 10/26/2011 5:09:12 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (N/A)
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To: tobyhill

No, most of them are just dems:

Total Republicans 399 (25%)
Total Democrats 583 (35%)
Total Independents 668


25 posted on 10/26/2011 5:10:23 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: PastorJimCM
Good verse - but I liken it more to -

Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
26 posted on 10/26/2011 5:13:01 AM PDT by time4good
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To: ScottinVA

57% is a pretty solid majority.


27 posted on 10/26/2011 5:15:08 AM PDT by cake_crumb (I'm not racist, I don't like his white half either.)
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To: cake_crumb

Wow that’s encouraging. Only 43% of my fellow citizens are communists. At this point.


28 posted on 10/26/2011 5:26:58 AM PDT by all the best
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To: cake_crumb
57% is a pretty solid majority.

Majority of what? Actually 27% said they disagree with OWS. Thirty percent said they were unsure.

29 posted on 10/26/2011 5:37:58 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: tobyhill
I think it's a stupid poll. A lot of people don't see the actual Occupy sites, don't live or work near them and they depend on the MSM's presentation, which leave out anything unflattering. OK, the Occupiers are against (among many, many other and diverse things) the bail-outs of Wall Street firms -- so are most conservatives. It's not really dishonest of the MSM to report that, except that they leave out the loony demands like "cancel all debt" (though lots of people nowadays would have at least a twinge of sympathy with that, but only in the sense that they'd like to have a Fairy Godmother; then they laugh at themselves and sigh and get back to work).

A guy on radio (Jeff Kuhner -- sp? -- of the Washington Times) just commented on the virulent and abundant anti-Semitism on display in the DC Occupation -- is that being reported in the MSM?

Then there's the responders who say, "Yeah, I guess they have a point about some things, but they don't understand the issues and they really need to grow up!" Is the pollster going to put that as Pro or Con?

30 posted on 10/26/2011 5:39:36 AM PDT by maryz
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To: all the best

I dunno, look at the poll padding. Probably 10-15% of that heavily Dem padded poll are “Me Too-ists”, trying to get a patina of “cool” without having to get filthy and disease ridden, in the hopes of picking up girls in local bars. I wonder how many respodents were unionistas?


31 posted on 10/26/2011 5:41:57 AM PDT by cake_crumb (I'm not racist, I don't like his white half either.)
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To: tobyhill

The same 43% who support the idiot in the White House.


32 posted on 10/26/2011 5:43:00 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Logic n' Reason

“Somewhat approve”, according to Rasmussen.


33 posted on 10/26/2011 5:43:48 AM PDT by cake_crumb (I'm not racist, I don't like his white half either.)
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To: tobyhill

Source of poll (NYT and CBS) tend to have samples that are weighted left and young....


34 posted on 10/26/2011 6:11:22 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: cake_crumb

Please see the graph down at the bottom of the “Daily Presidential Tracking Poll”....


35 posted on 10/26/2011 6:19:11 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (N/A)
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To: ScottinVA
Bingo!

The likelihood is that both polls are wrong (aren't they all?). But many conservatives (especially radio hosts) repeatedly refer to the Gallup poll as an accurate indication of the distribution of political "conservatives", "liberals", and "moderates". I find this reliance on the Gallup poll to be a dangerous exercise in false optimism.

36 posted on 10/26/2011 6:24:48 AM PDT by PENANCE
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To: tobyhill
lol

what a coincidence! 43% also still approve of the job Obama is doing.

lol

37 posted on 10/26/2011 6:47:59 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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