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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Who Are These Protesters?

Who are these people?  Douglas Schoen, pollster had 200 of the protesters interviewed.   Here is what he found:

52% had participated in a political movement before.

98% say they would support civil disobedience to achieve their goals and 31% supported violence to support their agenda.

Only 15% were unemployed which is within single digits of the national unemployment rate of 9%.

Overwhelming majority supported Obama in 2008, 51% now disapprove of him, only 48% say they will vote for him, and 25% say they won’t even vote.

Fewer than one in three (32%) call themselves Democrats and 33% say they are not affiliated with any party.

65% say that government “has a moral responsibility to guarantee all citizens access to affordable health care, a college education, and a secure retirement–no matter what the cost.”

77% support raising taxes on the wealthiest Americans, while 58% oppose raising taxes for everybody.

What binds a large majority of the protesters together–regardless of age, socioeconomic status or education–is a deep commitment to left-wing policies: opposition to free-market capitalism and support for radical redistribution of wealth, and intense regulation of the private sector.”
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Sarkazein said...

This is good practice for them... sleeping in the streets.

Sarkazein said...

Obama's legacy

Sarkazein said...

This is exactly what the Occupy Leftists want, equal misery.

Johnny Rico said...

What a bunch of idiots. How come they aren't protesting the war like they did under Bush? Oh, I forgot, soldiers must not be dying anymore as you never hear about it much like you did under Bush.

Blogger said...

I’ve been watching the HBO series on John Adams. Besides the great sacrifices of the revolution, the writer also gives us the struggle between two visions. He pits Adams and Hamilton on one side wanting a strong centralized government, and Jefferson on the other, believing in power to the people. Although these two great founders died on exactly the same day, legend has it of Adams declaring as he dies, “Thomas Jefferson survives.”

The kids in the street believe they are Jeffersonians. In reality, they are killing the Jefferson of this story. “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”