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POLL: Blue Collar Whites Support Occupy Wall Street

By Zaid Jilani  

"POLL: Blue Collar Whites Support Occupy Wall Street"

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The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent notes that the latest polls from United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection and Time Magazine find that working class whites are in support of the Occupy Wall Street protests, rebuking the conventional wisdom that the protests only have the support of fringe political activists and hard-core leftists:

In the National Journal poll, 56 percent of non-college-educated whites agree with the protesters; only 31 percent disagree. In the Time poll, 54 percent of non-college-educated men, and 48 percent of non-college educated women, view the protests favorably. (That’s roughly 51 percent overall.) Meanwhile,only 29 percent of non-college-educated men, and only 19 percent of non-college-educated women, disagree. (That’s roughly 23 percent.)

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