Commie-Baiting Dept: Taking to slash and burn journalism, Doug Schoen grossly distorts - ie: lies about - the results of his own poll on the Occupy movement in that illustrious capitalist Murdoch-owned rag, the Wall Street Journal. Schoen claims the results show "a large majority" of the protest movement shares "a deep commitment to left-wing policies (and) radical redistribution of wealth" - values that are "dangerously out of touch with the broad mass of the American people." In fact, just 4% said that; 35% said they wanted to influence the Democrats. Smear City. Write to the WSJ editorial page here.
At Capital New York, Azi Paybarah has obtained the full poll results.
What frustrates you the most about the political process in the United States?
30% Influence of corporate/moneyed/special interests
3% Our democratic/capitalist system
3% Stagnant middle class wages
6% Income inequality
2% Entrenched bureaucracy
2% Bush tax cuts
2% Obama abandoned left
2% Military spending
2% Federal Reserve
What would you like to see the Occupy Wall Street movement achieve?
35% Influence the Democratic Party the way the Tea Party has influenced the GOP
4% Radical redistribution of wealth
5% Overhaul of tax system: replace income tax with flat tax
7% Direct Democracy
9% Engage & mobilize Progressives
9% Promote a national conversation
11% Break the two-party duopoly
4% Dissolution of our representative democracy/capitalist system
4% Single payer health care
4% Pull out of Afghanistan immediately
8% Not sure