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It is capturing people’s anger at what’s going on with the economy.

More New Yorkers would Occupy Wall Street than join Tea Party, poll finds

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New Yorkers are more inclined to join the Occupy Wall street movement than they are to become members of the Tea Party, a new survey finds. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has the details:

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Karen DeWitt
NYS Capitol Correspondent

A Siena College poll finds that by a margin of 49% to 28% New Yorkers say if they had to join a movement, they’d choose Occupy Wall Street over the Tea Party, Spokesman Steve Greenberg says the movement seems to be resonating with New Yorkers.

“It is capturing people’s anger at what’s going on with the economy,” said Greenberg.

The poll also found that, by a two to one margin more New Yorkers agree with the Occupy demonstrators self-description, as representing the 99% of people who are disgusted with the “greed” of the richest 1%, than think the protesters are young hooligans who will eventually riot.


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