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Bummer: New Poll Shows '99 Percent Movement' Actually the '33 Percent Movement'

12:50 PM, Nov 16, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Who could have guessed that more than a month of altercations with police, shootings, public defecation, would lead to a drop in support for the "Occupy Wall Street" folks?  From Public Policy Polling:

The Occupy Wall Street movement is not wearing well with voters across the country. Only 33% now say that they are supportive of its goals, compared to 45% who say they oppose them. That represents an 11 point shift in the wrong direction for the movement's support compared to a month ago when 35% of voters said they supported it and 36% were opposed. Most notably independents have gone from supporting Occupy Wall Street's goals 39/34, to opposing them 34/42.

Voters don't care for the Tea Party either, with 42% saying they support its goals to 45% opposed.  But asked whether they have a higher opinion of the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street movement the Tea Party wins out 43-37, representing a flip from last month when Occupy Wall Street won out 40-37 on that question. Again the movement with independents is notable- from preferring Occupy Wall Street 43-34, to siding with the Tea Party 44-40.

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