A Philadelphia Daily News/Franklin & Marshall College poll finds strong support for Occupy Wall Street among Pennsylvanians. Perhaps most surprisingly, the poll asked respondents if they would support a candidate who aligned themselves with the protesters. Fifty-seven percent said they would and 33 percent were opposed; 10 percent were unsure.
The Plum Line’s Greg Sargeant notes that whites who did not go to college — who are traditionally labeled as highly conservative — also reflect these sentiments: “A majority of non-college whites, 53 percent, say they would be very or somewhat likely to support a candidate who supports the goals of the protesters, versus only 33 percent who wouldn’t be likely to do that. A plurality of non-college whites, 41 percent, supports the protesters, versus 39 percent who don’t.”