Even if polls aren’t exactly the most scientific way to measure something, they are certainly fun to discuss. One that’s bound to stir some comments is in Time’s upcoming issue, which hits newsstands tomorrow. According to the poll, most Americans support the Occupy Wall Street movement and a majority have a better impression of it than the Tea Party:
Fifty-four percent of respondents harbor a positive view of the burgeoning protest movement, well above the 23% with a negative opinion. By contrast, just 27% of those surveyed have favorable views of the Tea Party, while 65% say its impact on U.S. politics since its inception in 2009 has been negative or negligible.
Let the debating begin!
As we said, it’s hard to take polls too seriously, especially when you don’t know the details of those surveyed. But from what we have read, it appears that most Americans prefer the ideological young to the ignorant old. Sounds about right to us.