Occupy who? More blame D.C. in new poll
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:14:18 GMT —
If you can't blame Wall Street, blame D.C.--At least that's the opinion of a number of Americans in a new Gallup poll.
Politico reports the survey showed 78 percent believe Wall Street deserves "a great deal" or a "fair amount" of blame for the poor economy, while 87 percent said the same about Washington.
And who do Americans accuse more for the state of the economy? A whopping 64 percent pointed a finger to the federal government over big financial institutions.
The survey comes exactly a month after the Occupy Wall Street protests began, so Gallup also polled Americans about their thoughts on the movement. However, a majority of those surveyed professed they didn't know enough to give an opinion.
Occupy Wall Street's goals received a 22 percent approval rating in the poll. The majority--52 percent--also said they do not oppose or support the movement.
The poll consisted of 1,026 adults and has a sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points.
Which side do you agree with? Should the Occupy Wall Street movement's goals change to meet the opinions of the majority?
Read more: Politico