Hell, their favorable numbers are even lower than the Tea Party’s. After what happened in Oakland last night (in case you haven’t read the reports here, here, and here, chaos has broken out there), I’d have to think those favorable numbers are going to go even lower.
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.
These numbers comes as Democrats, from the White House on down, have struck a decidedly populist tone in recent months, from President Obama calling on the wealthy to pay a higher share in taxes, Senate Democratic officials rallying behind the campaign of Elizabeth Warren, who has embraced the Occupy Wall Street movement, and House Democrats, who sent out a petition last month aimed at leveraging the Occupy Wall Street movement against the Republican Party.
The poll found that Occupy Wall Street’s negatives aren’t quite as high as the Tea Party’s unfavorables, but aren’t far off. Just 31 percent of voters view the Tea Party favorably unfavorably, 45 percent unfavorably, and 24 percent haven’t heard enough.
Let’s face it, OWS is nothing more than a bunch of malcontents from the free-stuff army that Wile E. Obama and the Acme Economic Destruction Company are trying to whip into a furor to draw attention away from their MISERABLE record of performance on almost everything they touch. You don’t think so? Take a look at their list of “demands” – it’s obvious that these people have no conception of economics or how a free-enterprise society works. Why city governments are giving these groups any quarter at all is amazing. They are, in many cities, becoming a mob of rabble and miscreants, intent on doing destruction and creating chaos, with the hope that someone will cave in to their incoherent demands, and give them something.