Skip to comments.Exclusive: Poll Finds Most City Voters Support OWS, Think Tea Party Will Influence 2012
Posted on 11/01/2011 8:56:39 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
(VIDEO AT LINK)
An exclusive NY1/Marist College poll finds Occupy Wall Street may have more support than the Tea Party in the city, but New York voters are skeptical whether the leftist movement will influence next year's presidential contest. NY1's Courtney Gross filed the following report.
More New York State voters may support Occupy Wall Street than its grassroots competitor, but they say the Tea Party may have more political clout.
An exclusive NY1/Marist College poll found 44 percent of state voters support the sprawling movement downtown. Meanwhile, only 21 percent support the Tea Party.
Nearly half of state voters think the Tea Party will have more influence on next year's presidential election.
Although a vast majority of polled liberals support those gathered in Zuccotti Park, that does not mean the movement will help President Barack Obama.
"We're not here to allow bribery, corruption and just overall negativity in modern day society. So if [Obama] allows that, he's hurting himself and therefore this movement will hurt him," said an Occupy Wall Street protester.
In all, 46 percent of state voters think Occupy Wall Street hurts Obama's re-election prospects.
NY1-Marist College pollster Lee Miringoff wonders if the president is sympathetic to the movement, "And then it turns out perhaps the rest of the country is not so inclined, it might present some political problems for him."
Supporters of Occupy Wall Street are more likely to be Democrats 61 percent, according to the poll.
Among city voters, 57 percent support the movement, and 52 percent of people who make between $50,000 and $100,000 a year side with the protesters.
Different age groups have varying levels of support. Among voters from the ages of 18 to 29, 54 percent support Occupy Wall Street. Among 30 to 44-year-old voters, 39 percent are supportive.
For voters between ages 45 to 59, 47 percent support the movement and 43 percent of voters aged 60 or older are supporters.
While people flock to Zuccotti Park for dozens of reasons, three out of four voters statewide correctly cite "too much corporate greed" as the impetus for the movement.
Those in Zuccotti Park want the rich to pay more, and according to the poll, so do most New Yorkers. Sixty-one percent of voters support extending the state's so-called millionaire's tax, 33 percent say it should expire and 5 percent are unsure.
Governor Andrew Cuomo does not support the tax's extension.
Full poll results and methodology http://content.ny1.com/downloads/NY1MaristPoll110111.pdf
This country has become the land of the freebies, home of the handouts. We’ve got way too many non-Americans living AND VOTING in this country.
I’m familiar with many New York outfits, never heard of this one. Seeing the comments out of CBS New York City regarding the crybabies in Zucchini Park after it snowed, I’d say most New Yorkers hate them.
Its New York, its lazy ows protesters, and I really doubt that only a few new yorkers can read let alone take a poll all by themselves.
On another note I hope it gets colder in new yorkee
Easy to see why NYC is in the mess it is in. They rely on the upstate people for tax revenue to bail them out time and time again.
I hope OWS stays right where it is for a long, long time.
They are doing us a great service.
Just not the one they think.
What is the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act?
What was the 1993 Clinton Executive Order modifying the CRA requirements?
What was Dodd Frank?
What political party had control of the Congress or White House when each of these became law?
If the term “support” means I support their right to protest, then I, too, “support” the protesters. If asked, do I support what they’re protesting, the answer is no. These poll questions and answers can be misleading.
My take is the Tea Party is going to steamroller the OWS asses in the next election... and OWS and their backers/supporters know it.
Cheerleading news coverage of course is probably one of the chief reasons New Yorker support this nonsense. They are getting the real story of who’s behind OWS.
Interesting that only 39 percent of people 30 to 44 years old support the group. The people whoa are the breadwinners in most families.
Reminds me of the 0bummer quote: “According to an internal White House poll, the majority of people favor my health care law”.
NY1, or New York 1 is a local cable channel in New York City owned by Time Warner Cable. It is on cable channel 1, hence the name.
It is very liberal, even by New York City standards. I rarely watch it, except for some local election debates and local election results.
Looks like full scale rioting has broken out in Oakland so we’ll see how long those city people support it.
If he "allows" it? What planet have these creatures been living on?