Poll: N.J. voters support Occupy Wall Street

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    New Jerseyans taking part in the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City or a related demonstration in Philadelphia have the support of the state’s voters by a margin of 46 to 29 percent, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll published Thursday.

    Meanwhile, 4 of 5 voters (81 percent) are following the protests, with 3 of 5 (62 percent) saying they’ve heard “a great deal” about them.

    “Sympathy for the Wall Street protesters is a direct reflection of voters’ general dissatisfaction with the direction of the country,” Prof. Peter Woolley, the poll‘s director, said. “Something broke and voters know that whatever it was, it hasn’t been fixed.”

    Sympathy for the movement cuts across gender, age and education. Men and women, both young and old voters, high school-educated and those with graduate degrees support the protests in equal proportions.

    But support for the movement does reflect partisan splits. Democrats support it by the wide margin of 6 to 1 (68 to 11 percent), and Republicans oppose it by 2 to 1 (53 to 23 percent). Similarly, self-described liberals support it by about 9 to 1 (70 to 8 percent) and conservatives condemn it by almost 2 to 1 (50 to 28 percent). Those who approve of the president support it by 61 to 13 percent, and those who disapprove of the president oppose it by 47 to 31 percent.

    Voters in North Jersey, closer to Wall Street, are also more likely to support the movement than voters south of Union County (51 percent compared to 42 percent). And while those who say the country is going in the right direction support the movement 56 to 17 percent, even those who say the country is on the wrong track split in favor of the movement 42 to 36 percent.

    One in 4 voters is unsure whether to support or oppose the protests (24 percent), and that substantial proportional “don’t know” cuts across every demographic sub-group from party and ideology to age and education.

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    Of course they support it...The squatting vandalizing bums are in Manhattan and not Newark.
     
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    Looked like a lot more than the 'armpit' supported them. Hey why not, we can't all be among dem 1%ers!
     

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