As the Occupy Wall Street movement moves into its second month, polls are slowly starting to trickle out that get a grasp on what the majority of the U.S. public thinks about the movement. The response is mixed at best.
A recent poll of a 1,000 voters by the Hill newspaper reports that the majority of the public believes that the Occupy Wall Street movement will actually hurt Democrats more than Republicans, and a slight majority of the public still blames Washington more for the nation’s economic troubles than Wall Street Bankers. Now as with all polls, if you dig a little deeper it seems as if independents are more inclined to blame Wall Street and perhaps give Washington a bit of a breather, but it’s likely that those numbers will change. Not that any of this matters to the White House right now. The Obama campaign team and various Democratic organizations are already using the protests to create some hard-hitting commercials to knock off freshmen Republicans in Congress. The ads are good, but I still question if Obama’s going to be able to make that stick on Mitt Romney, who doesn’t come across as an evil heartless banker.
This article originally appeared at Politic365.com.