Two notable poll results. First, notwithstanding the caterwauling going on down in Zuccotti Park, likely voters more often blame Washington for the financial crisis than they do Wall Street. Seriously. From The Hill:
In the minds of likely voters, Washington, not Wall Street, is primarily to blame for the financial crisis and the subsequent recession.
That is the key finding of this week’s The Hill poll, which comes as the national Occupy Wall Street movement . . . enters its second month. . . .
The Hill poll found that only one in three likely voters blames Wall Street for the country’s financial troubles, whereas more than half – 56 percent – blame Washington.
It’s hard to believe, but the Occupy-Wall-Street people and their cheerleaders might be barking up the wrong tree. Also, speaking of the OWS folks, Doug Schoen reports this:
[B]y a close margin, protesters are divided on whether the bank bailouts were necessary (49%) or unnecessary (51%).
Let me see if I have this straight. The crypto-anarchist, anti-corporate set is evenly split on the bank bailout, and much more supportive of it than, for instance, the Tea Party. Funny world. . . .