OCCUPY WALL STREET
- Pols and protesters - Trying to get close, but not too close (EDITORIAL Chicago Tribune) Tea partiers have clearly pushed GOP presidential candidates rightward in their early campaigns. That could prove a big liability once the eventual nominee turns his or her attention to independent voters and disaffected Democrats.
- Fox Panel Bashes OWS As ‘Toxic,’ ‘Marxist,’ ‘Anti-Democratic And Un-American’ (By Marie Diamond, Think Progress.org) [A]ccording to the CBS/New York Times poll taken just one month after the start of the first encampment in New York, 43 percent of Americans said they agree with the movement. Another poll for the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press found a similar level of support. Most importantly, in both polls, support for the movement was stronger among independent voters.
- Out Of The Shadows (Bruce Gyory, NY The Capitol) Victory since 2006 has come from the voters within what I have called the “40 within 40.” Nearly 40 percent of voters describe themselves as independents, and within that group, 40 percent describe themselves as moderates.