Drop In Support For Occupy Movement

November 28, 2011, 9:00 PM GMT+0

As the Occupy protests begin their third month, the recent arrests and violence recorded in some places may have taken a toll on public support. In the latest Economist/YouGov Poll, Americans divide more narrowly in their assessment of the movement’s goals than they have before. The public had been generally supportive. 

This week, 38% of Americans say they support the Occupy Wall Street goals, while 33% say they oppose them. There are clear partisan differences: 60% of Democrats support the movement’s goals; 63% of Republicans oppose them. 

Economist/YouGov poll archives can found here.

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