More Americans supporting Occupy Wall Street
November 3rd, 2011
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

More Americans supporting Occupy Wall Street

(CNN) - As Americans learn more about Occupy Wall Street, they are becoming more supportive of the movement's positions, according to a new poll from ORC International.

The survey, taken Oct. 28-31, shows more adult Americans saying they have heard of Occupy Wall Street than when the question was asked in early October. Sixty-four percent of respondents now say they've heard of the movement, compared to only 51% in the earlier poll.
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Activists propose 'shutting down' candidate offices during Iowa caucuses
October 31st, 2011
07:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Activists propose 'shutting down' candidate offices during Iowa caucuses

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) – Occupy Wall Street activists plan to amass in Iowa one week before the Iowa caucuses - up to the day they're held on Jan. 3, CNN has learned.

The plan has been dubbed the "First in the Nation Caucus Occupation" - a play on words for the first-in-the-nation presidential contest. The idea is to have activists from across the nation, and possibly beyond, descend on Iowa.
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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Occupy Wall Street
Wall Street discontent high but Occupy Wall Street largely unknown
October 24th, 2011
12:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Wall Street discontent high but Occupy Wall Street largely unknown

(CNN) – Although most Americans don't trust Wall Street, that hasn't translated into full support –or understanding– of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Despite large majorities who think that Wall Street bankers are greedy, overpaid and dishonest, four in ten don't have an opinion about the weeks-long protests, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll released Monday.

Among those who have an opinion, the public is split on how they feel about Occupy Wall Street. Thirty-two percent of Americans say they have a favorable view of the movement that has spread from Wall Street to Chicago, and that even cropped up at the most recent CNN presidential debate in Las Vegas. Twenty-nine percent of the nation says they have an unfavorable view of Occupy Wall Street.

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Obama links Occupy and Tea Party movements
October 18th, 2011
04:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama links Occupy and Tea Party movements

Washington (CNN) – White House officials have largely kept their distance from the month-old Occupy Wall Street movement, to date offering only vague generalities when asked about the largely liberal-leaning groups that have increasingly caused a stir in lower Manhattan and other cities across the country.

But in an interview with ABC News Tuesday, Obama offered his most explicit approval of the movement, saying, “I understand the frustrations being expressed in those protests.”

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Filed under: Occupy Wall Street • President Obama • Tea Party
Wall Street demonstrations start second month
October 18th, 2011
07:46 AM ET
3 years ago

Wall Street demonstrations start second month

(CNN) - Despite political criticism and ongoing arrests, Occupy Wall Street rode a wave of global momentum into its second month Tuesday, showing no sign of losing steam.

Volunteers sorted donations for the demonstrators in a Lower Manhattan as dozens of boxes flooded in.

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Filed under: New York • Occupy Wall Street • Wall Street • Washington D.C.
Poll: Most New Yorkers side with protesters
October 17th, 2011
04:02 PM ET
2 years ago

Poll: Most New Yorkers side with protesters

New York (CNN) - New York City residents overwhelmingly approve of the month-old Occupy Wall Street movement centered in lower Manhattan, according to a Quinnipiac University poll out Monday.

Almost three to one –67% to 23%– of those questioned say they agree with the views of the protesters who demonstrate daily near the city's financial nucleus of Wall Street.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates next face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, October 18, in the CNN Western Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. Submit your questions for the debate here.
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American Sauce: Senators scratch heads over Occupy Wall Street
October 14th, 2011
01:26 PM ET
3 years ago

American Sauce: Senators scratch heads over Occupy Wall Street


Capitol Hill (CNN) - The Occupy Wall Street protest may be holding ground in New York and at sites around the country, but protesters apparently have yet to make a deep mark inside the U.S. Capitol.

(Click here for this week's American Sauce podcast on how protests are changing in America, including how the Occupy movement and the tea party may be more similar than they'd like to admit.)

CNN's American Sauce asked a number of senators what they think the movement is about, and the initial responses were consistent.
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Cantor shifts tone on Occupy Wall Street protestors
October 11th, 2011
03:34 PM ET
3 years ago

Cantor shifts tone on Occupy Wall Street protestors

Washington (CNN) – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor Tuesday attempted to walk back comments he made last week when he referred to those participating in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations as "the growing mobs."

In his weekly session with reporters on Capitol Hill, Cantor said he understands why people are out on the streets protesting.
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Filed under: Congress • Eric Cantor • House • Occupy Wall Street
Plouffe: Economic frustrations stirring Wall Street protests
October 11th, 2011
09:07 AM ET
3 years ago

Plouffe: Economic frustrations stirring Wall Street protests

(CNN) - The Occupy Wall Street protesters are giving voice to the sentiments of families across the United States, senior Obama adviser David Plouffe said Tuesday.

"The protests you're seeing are the same conversations people are having in living rooms and kitchens all across America," Plouffe said on ABC's "Good Morning 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."
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Filed under: David Plouffe • Mitt Romney • Occupy Wall Street
Poll: Half the country has heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests
Protestors sit in the street and demonstrate during an anti-Wall Street protest in downtown Los Angeles October 6, 2011.
October 10th, 2011
11:50 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Half the country has heard about the Occupy Wall Street protests

(CNN) – Roughly half of all Americans say they have heard of the Occupy Wall Street movement, and although most of the public doesn't have an opinion about the movement, positive views of it outweigh negative views among those who do, according to a new national survey.

An ORC International Caravan Poll released Monday indicates that 51% of Americans say they've heard about the Occupy Wall Street movement, with 49% saying they haven't heard about the demonstrations, which started in New York City 24 days ago and have spread to cities across the country.

Read full results (pdf).
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