In it, but not of it. TPM DC

New York To Occupy Wall Street: We've Got Your Back


"It's a free country. Let them keep on protesting as long as they obey the law, New Yorkers say overwhelmingly," said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in a release. "Critics complain that no one can figure out what the protesters are protesting. But seven out of 10 New Yorkers say they understand and most agree with the anti-Wall Street views of the protesters."

The Quinnipiac survey also showed wide support for a tax on millionaires, the so-called Buffett rule, and harsher regulations on Wall Street financial firms themselves. 61 percent said that millionaires should be taxed more, and 73 percent said that firms should have tougher rules.

The Quinnipiac poll used 1,068 live telephone interviews with New York City residents conducted from October 12th to the 16th. It has a sampling error of three points.