New Yorkers Support Occupy Wall Street Protest: Quinnipiac Poll

Dear Commons Community,

The Huffington Post is reporting that in a recent Quinnipiac University poll, New Yorkers overwhelmingly back the Occupy Wall Street protesters, and even Republicans think they should be allowed to continue their demonstrations.

New York City voters agree with the views of the Occupy Wall Street movement by a nearly three-to-one margin; 67 percent agree with the protesters’ views and 23 percent disagree, according to the Quinnipiac poll.

When asked who was the most responsible for the current state of the economy — part of what has fueled the protesters — New Yorkers put the blame on George W. Bush: 37 percent of New York City voters blame the administration of the former president; 21 percent blame Wall Street and financial institutions; 18 percent blame Congress; and 11 percent blame President Barack Obama.



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