If New Yorkers had to join a contemporary political movement, it would be more likely to be Occupy Wall Street than the Tea Party, according to a new poll from Siena College. 49 percent of New York residents say they’d join the protesters on Wall Street against and only 28 percent say they’d become part of the Tea Party.
Still, Occupy Wall Street’s general favorability rating is a bit more split, with 49 percent liking it and 38 having an unfavorable view. Siena broke it out like this:
“Nearly half of voters – including a majority of Democrats, women, those from New York City, African Americans and Latinos, those 55 years of age and older, and those earning more than $50,000 per year – have a favorable view of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Only Republicans and conservatives have majorities with an unfavorable view, along with a plurality of suburbanites. Independents are evenly divided,” Siena pollster Steven Greenberg said in a release.
“Conversely, only majorities of Republicans and conservatives view the Tea Party favorably. A majority of every other demographic group has an unfavorable view of the Tea Party,” Greenberg said. “And when it comes to Wall Street, a strong majority of every demographic group has an unfavorable view."