View Poll Results: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

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  • Yes, they very much represent their complaints & agenda.

    24 18.32%
  • They represent some of their complaints & agenda, but also have their own unique/radical ideas.

    30 22.90%
  • Not really, their ideas are more represent the complaints & goals of the poor and radicals.

    23 17.56%
  • Not at all! They only speak for a radical fringe!!

    54 41.22%
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    I'm afraid I'm on a tablet and can't post links very easily, but if you search google for OWS polls, you will find that they are dropping, more people oppose them than favor them, and (in some reports) the tea party is more highly favored.

    I'm not really against them, but as I said in another thread, I don't support them anymore because of specific points.
    I've already posted two recent polls that show the OWS enjoys more support than either the Tea Party or Congress. What points? I'm willing to bet they are not even official positions of the OWS.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I've already posted two recent polls that show the OWS enjoys more support than either the Tea Party or Congress. What points? I'm willing to bet they are not even official positions of the OWS.
    Support for Occupy Wall Street drops in poll | Strange Bedfellows — Politics News - seattlepi.com
    Daily Kos: Support for Occupy Wall Street drops in*new*poll

    And the points were the ones I mentioned regarding the demands you discussed in the other thread. All the OWS thread hopping has me dizzy and I don't really want to cut/paste the same answer everywhere.

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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    Support for Occupy Wall Street drops in poll | Strange Bedfellows — Politics News - seattlepi.com
    Daily Kos: Support for Occupy Wall Street drops in*new*poll

    And the points were the ones I mentioned regarding the demands you discussed in the other thread. All the OWS thread hopping has me dizzy and I don't really want to cut/paste the same answer everywhere.
    Both your links represent the same poll and it shows the support the same as the two polls I posted, that support for OWS has dropped two percentage points from last month, but we still have 2 out the 3 polls that show less support for the tea party and congress.

    The points you discussed before are no longer in the list of proposed demands by OWS.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Both your links represent the same poll and it shows the support the same as the two polls I posted, that support for OWS has dropped two percentage points from last month, but we still have 2 out the 3 polls that show less support for the tea party and congress.

    The points you discussed before are no longer in the list of proposed demands by OWS.
    We'll have to watch how public opinion falls on them. Honestly, polls don't do much for me. It's nice to have a general feel for how the country perceives issues, but since I'm hardly a republican or democrat, I rarely find myself in the general consensus.

    Please refer to the other thread for responses there. I didn't mean to drag it here. I kind of wish we had a single main thread for OWS, but it would be pretty hard to keep up.

    Regardless of anything else, I will give the occupiers one point. They have brought attention to their points and shifted public debate. I just don't know yet that the outcome will match any of their hopes.

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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keridan View Post
    We'll have to watch how public opinion falls on them. Honestly, polls don't do much for me. It's nice to have a general feel for how the country perceives issues, but since I'm hardly a republican or democrat, I rarely find myself in the general consensus.

    Please refer to the other thread for responses there. I didn't mean to drag it here. I kind of wish we had a single main thread for OWS, but it would be pretty hard to keep up.
    I agree with that!

    Regardless of anything else, I will give the occupiers one point. They have brought attention to their points and shifted public debate. I just don't know yet that the outcome will match any of their hopes.
    That was their main purpose!
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    The occu-tards represent 99% of the hoople-heads in the country.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Please show me the documentation of anytime in the last half century, we had the concentration of wealth, income and power by the top income class as front page news with a majority of the country calling for tax increases for the wealthy?
    How are tax increases on the wealthy going to help the unemployed who would rather go camp out than keep working to find a job?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    How are tax increases on the wealthy going to help the unemployed who would rather go camp out than keep working to find a job?
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    I just don't see how raising taxes will help anyone, hurt yes, help no. Yeah, we have a debt but this is like the government handing bail outs to businesses. It pretty much tells the rich your going to have to pay every time our government messes up. Even though our government is more important. But it should learn to make do with what its got. And I really don't see how taxing the rich more will help these dirty hippies... so yeah lets raise taxes so they could enjoy not working more... makes sense to me. There are jobs that can be found.... it may not be in the field you desire and in a big abundance but its called life. Storms never last now do they.
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    I just can't believe that those dirty Hippies would live in pup tents and expect us to listen to them.

    If the Tea Party could find a big enough parking lot with amenities, they could all stay overnight in their monster RVs, peeing into their chemical toilets. Now that's a group that we should hear out and act upon their wishes. Who in their right mind would ever listen to the Lumpen Proletariat?
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    Re: Does the Occupy Wall Street movement represent the 99%?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Get back to me in three years and let me know what the OWS approval ratings are. You seem to forget that during its first year on the scene the Tea Party also had support of over a third of Americans: Link 1, Link 2, & Link 3. They were sitting at 41% approval rating in late December 2009, with more than four out of every 10 American's supporting them.

    After 3 years of trying to keep a movement going, negative media attention, and message burnout their approval ratings have fallen.

    OWS approval rating is good right now. Its also in its infancy in terms of exposure. Doesn't take away from their good numbers at the moment, but I'm not going to read any huge message into it since it was literally 2 years ago that an entirely different movement had the same if not better approval numbers. I will say Republicans should be glad this is happening a year out from the election rather than leading up to it, as it would provide a nice surge for Democrats. This far out though, and because OWS seems to be taking a "sprint" approach as to the Tea Parties "Marathon" approach, it's impact could be much different 6 to 8 months down the line.

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