Polling the Occupy Wall Street Crowd

In interviews, protesters show that they are leftists out of step with most American voters. Yet Democrats are embracing them anyway.

Douglas Schoen
The Wall Street Journal

President Obama and the Democratic leadership are making a critical error in embracing the Occupy Wall Street movement—and it may cost them the 2012 election.

Last week, senior White House adviser David Plouffe said that “the protests you’re seeing are the same conversations people are having in living rooms and kitchens all across America. . . . People are frustrated by an economy that does not reward hard work and responsibility, where Wall Street and Main Street don’t seem to play by the same set of rules.” Nancy Pelosi and others have echoed the message…

…Our research shows clearly that the movement doesn’t represent unemployed America and is not ideologically diverse. Rather, it comprises an unrepresentative segment of the electorate that believes in radical redistribution of wealth, civil disobedience and, in some instances, violence. Half (52%) have participated in a political movement before, virtually all (98%) say they would support civil disobedience to achieve their goals, and nearly one-third (31%) would support violence to advance their agenda…

Mr. Schoen, who served as a pollster for President Bill Clinton, is author of “Hopelessly Divided: The New Crisis in American Politics and What It Means for 2012 and Beyond,” forthcoming from Rowman and Littlefield.

Read the complete article, with video, at WSJ.

H/T an excellent post at GayPatriot.

Related: Inevitable! New Black Panthers Join #OccupyWallStreet . Communists, Nazis and now the New Black Panthers…

‘Anonymous’ Issues Video Supporting November 5th ‘Bank Transfer Day’ Plan for Mass Move of Cash, a video at The Blaze.

CAJ note: The symbolism of 5 November is that it’s Guy Fawkes day, and the mask of “Anonymous” seen at the Occupy events is meant to be the image of Fawkes.

Update: Occupying children’s minds: ‘Radical children’s literature’ at Wall Street protests

Update 2OWS Parasites Interviewed on Howard Stern Show

Also, The 1%

If Occupy Wall Street freaks were even a little bit sincere, this is the gilded plutocrat they would be protesting against:

Read the rest at Moonbattery.

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