Polling

New Yorkers Back Occupy Wall St.

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Occupy Wall Street participants stage a protest on Times Square in New York, October 15, 2011. Thousands of demonstrators protesting corporate greed filled Times Square and some 15 demonstrators were handcuffed and loaded into a police van following confrontation with police.

Take note, Mayor Bloomberg: New York City voters agree with the views of Occupy Wall St. 63 percent to 27 percent, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Even more agree that it is “okay that they are protesting,” with 87 percent for and 10 percent against. Meanwhile, The Guardian reports that the police officer caught on video punching a protester is being formally investigated by the New York Civilian Complaint Review Board, an independent mayoral agency.