Occupy Wall Street has seen various levels of support in polling over the last week or so, but both the Pew Research Center and CNN released data on Monday showing that public opinion on the movement is evening out. Pew findings show that 39 percent of Americans are supportive of OWS versus 35 percent who oppose it. Earlier in the day, CNN showed that 32 percent of Americans polled had a favorable view of the movement versus 29 percent who see it negatively.
From Pew: “Independents have mixed opinions of the Occupy Wall Street movement: 43% support the movement and 35% are opposed. By contrast, the balance of opinion among independents toward the Tea Party is much more negative: Just 30% support the Tea Party movement while 49% are opposed.
Those following news about the Occupy Wall Street protests closely also tend to be more supportive than those following less closely. Six-in-ten (60%) among those who followed news about the protests very closely last week say they support the movement; 31% say they oppose it. Support drops to 33% among those who say they have not followed this news too closely – and just 12% among those who say they have followed this news not at all closely."