Skip to comments.'Occupy' Movement's Favorability Rating Plummets, For Some Reason
Posted on 11/03/2011 11:50:48 AM PDT by Kaslin
How very curious:
A sign that the Occupy Wall Street movement isn’t the best long-term vehicle for Democrats to connect themselves with: A new Quinnipiac poll, showing a plurality of voters viewing the group unfavorably. The poll, released today, show 30 percent of voters surveyed view the movement favorably, 39 percent unfavorably, with an additional 30 percent not hearing enough to have an opinion. It’s one of the first national polls to suggest voters are growing skeptical of Occupy Wall Street- and it comes as police have clashed with protesters in several cities. Previous national polls have shown a plurality of adults supporting the movement.
Ed Morrissey has an excellent post up at Hot Air that breaks down and exposes Quinnipiac's preposterous poll sample, which gave Democrats a +13 party ID advantage. In the most recent national election, the actual voter breakdown gave Democrats zero identification edge. None. Ed runs the numbers and shows that even with a weighted sample that reflects the 2008 electorate -- a great year for Democrats at +7 -- the latest Q-poll would have been even less generous to the Occupy movement, not to mention President Obama. Top notch stuff from Ed, so read the whole thing. But back to the Occupy mob. Even Quinnipiac's slanted survey shows a dramatic drop in public support. Ironically, as Phil Klein points out, low income Americans give OWS the lowest overall favorability of any income demographic. The mob's highest level of support (and opposition, at 36/45) comes among the poll's top income group. This seems to square with the internal 'Occupy' poll Kate wrote about yesterday:
I feigned shock at the results of this latest poll in the headline, but I'm not the least bit surprised that the American people are beginning to slowly back away from a group they originally believed to be well-meaning idealists frustrated with Wall Street excess. The only think I'm surprised about is that the numbers haven't turned more sour, faster. Part of that is due to the mainstream media's attempts to airbrush and glorify what has turned out to be a far Left movement. But it's not just ideology that's turning Americans off. It's violence, rioting, sexual assault, and property destruction. Verum Serum has a genuinely disturbing round-up of videos from Occupy Oakland and elsewhere. I'll crib a few clips from them below to illustrate my point, but check out their full rundown. Scary stuff, especially the videos of anarchists descending on an Oakland Whole Foods. You'll hear a few occupiers loudly object to the violence -- to their credit -- but they're quickly overrun by Left-wing anarchists. As you watch these clips, remember: The Democrat Party has explicitly and officially embraced this crowd, and that city's Democrat Mayor gave government employees the day off yesterday (except for cops, natch) to join Occupy's ranks. Insanity:
Describing sexual assaults at Occupy Wall Street:
"Whose streets? Our streets!"
Two angles of the terrifying Whole Foods riot in Oakland:
Occupiers turning away a fellow protester who attemps to extinguish a fire:
This is, in almost every conceivable way, the anti-Tea Party. It is what class warfare has already wrought. And the Left is just getting started.
(Occupiers out of parks! Go occupy Qom.) Since when does the local populace like the occupier?
I would suggest that local media outlets hither and yon making a meal of a few hundred malcontents is wearing thin by now.
They were going to need cigs like after sex on MSNBC the other night because OBAMA was doing GREAT in the polls LOL he went up 6 points for a day maybe...
I worked across the street from Zucotti Park/Liberty Square for years, in the WTC, in Liberty Plaza, and on Rector Street. The people who are being inconvenienced most by the “Occupiers” are not the “1%-ers”. Those guys eat lunch in their offices, on their trading desks, at a meeting in a conference room or they go out to lunch. The people who were using the park before all of this were the secretaries, mail room guys, and back office types. Now they have to schelp their falaffel the better part of a mile around Ground Zero to the World Financial Center if they want to eat their lunch outdoors. I’m just saying.
Watched a few minutes of the PBS Newshour last night--they had a report on "Occupy Oakland" that was pretty sympathetic...they must think their core viewers (upper-income Democrats) are still favorably-inclined to the movement.
They obviously didnt start enough fires...
This whole thing is so bizarre after a while.
We can say that 1% have a disproportionate amount of wealth and all that. So that means 99% of us are not in that group.
But what makes these protesters think that the 99% support them? I’m in that 99%, but, I also value the social, economic, and political stability of the United States. I absolutely do not want these radicals to stage some sort of revolution to overthrow the existing order.
I’ve done ok in life, but not nearly enough to get into that top 1%. But I think our existing economic and social order should be preserved, not destroyed in pursuit of some mythical utopia. And I value the contributions of the 1% in terms of their creating businesses, which creates jobs for all of us, and contributing to charities. I do not demonize people who have greater wealth than I do.
If their poll numbers are going down, look for this to be escalated QUICKLY. Union leaders will see to that.
Then you must be one of those black, female, hispanic, or homosexual minority types that we straight, white-male one-percenters go out of our way to oppress. Sucks to be you!
Might have something to do with most people aren't perverted homosexual fecalfiliacs.
A group of stoned stupid citizens that smell of excrement. What's not to like?
As I recall nearly 30% wanted to keep king george as the leader
What are the OWS people in FAVOR of?
Anarchy obviously. I for one do not like the look of their Utopia. Looks like the United States is turning into a turd world country. Time to buy some guns and ammo. Darn, I had hoped my warrior days were over.
So from this article am I to understand that public lewdness, public filth and general mayhem aren’t pillars of American society (yet)?
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