Survey: 11% of Wall Street Occupiers are Green Party members

Via Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

On the New York Times blog “The Caucus”, a post entitled “Occupy Protestors Down on Obama, Survey Finds” has some interesting numbers for Greens:

Dr. Panagopoulos described the protesters as “disgruntled Democrats.” Sixty percent of those surveyed said they voted for Barack Obama in 2008, and about three-quarters now disapprove of Mr. Obama’s performance as president. A quarter said they were Democrats, but 39 percent said they did not identify with any political party. Eleven percent identified as Socialists, another 11 percent said they were members of the Green Party, 2 percent were Republicans and 12 percent say they identified as something else.

Read the full post at The Caucus.

6 thoughts on “Survey: 11% of Wall Street Occupiers are Green Party members

  1. Mullet Over

    “A quarter said they were Democrats, but 39 percent said they did not identify with any political party. Eleven percent identified as Socialists, another 11 percent said they were members of the Green Party, 2 percent were Republicans and 12 percent say they identified as something else.”

    I wonder as what?

  2. Mullet Over

    Things that make you go hmmmmm:

    Elsewhere in the piece,

    “Most protesters surveyed had serious misgivings about the federal government: 52 percent said the government in Washington could be trusted to do what was right only some of the time, and another 42 percent said it could never be trusted.”

  3. CommonTater

    There are definitely some anarchists, libertarians and Ron Paul Republicans involved as well.

  4. CommonTater

    Yes, definitely.

    As for “members” I believe they mean people who identify with a party not active members.

  5. paulie Post author

    75% oppose Obama, and less than half identify as Democrats, Socialists or Greens. The rest are independents, anti-voting or something else (libertarians, constitutionalists, Ron Paul Republicans, etc).

    Sounds like a group of people libertarians would be foolish not to engage.

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