FROM UMASS LOWELL PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AND CENTER FOR PUBLIC OPINION
11/06/2011 By Christine Gillette, (w) 978-934-2209, (c) 978-758-4664, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu
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Nov. 6, 2011
Backers of Opposing Groups Largely Share Dislike of Government, Corporations; UMass Lowell Holds Forum on Occupy Wall Street Movement on Nov. 8
LOWELL, Mass. – A new national UMass Lowell-Boston Herald poll finds slightly more Americans view the Occupy Wall Street movement unfavorably than favorably, while perceptions are more sharply negative about the Tea Party. Yet many Americans with positive impressions of each movement, despite ideological differences, agree that Wall Street and political action committees have too much influence on politics while people who are not wealthy have too little, the poll finds. Detailed poll results and analysis are available at www.uml.edu/polls and www.bostonherald.com.