Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Occupy is not the left's Tea Party

Barack Obama’s OWS problem
A poll released by Time last week found that 54 percent of Americans say they have a favorable view of the protest movement compared to 23 percent who have an unfavorable view, making OWS far, far more popular than the Tea Party. And while a Reuters/Ipsos survey found a clear partisan divide, with Democrats expressing a positive opinion of the movement by a 51-11 percent margin and Republicans expressing a negative one by a 44-22 spread, it also found that OWS is viewed favorably by a strong plurality of independents. Polling also reveals deep, bipartisan anger toward Wall Street, broad support for prosecuting executives who played major roles in the meltdown, and a widespread belief that the gap between rich and poor is too vast...

... if Obama is counting on receiving a more direct political boost from OWS, he may be in for a disappointment, because there’s reason to believe that OWS is rooted much more in a broad frustration with America’s political and economic systems than in simple partisan politics.

The article is here.


Anonymous said...

I don't think Obama will be returned to the White House and I don't think the person who will be the next president is not even in the spotlight at the moment.

I voted for President Obama.

What do I know?

Kelly the little black dog said...

Abe, you know just as much or more than the rest of us.

I suspect its too late for anyone else to enter the race. If I were to bet, I'd say Obama will just squeeze out a win against Romney. Not that he deserves to. Its just that the alternatives are so bad.

The election isn't going to be for someone, its going to be against someone.

That's may call at least.