1. PROTEST

    Occupy Wall Street Losing Popularity

    A demonstrator affiliated with the Occupy Wall Street movement holds up a sign expressing his views at Zuccotti Park, Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011 in New York. The Occupy Wall Street encampment is gone, but the movement lives on. What nobody knows is just how long it can survive without a place to call home after police hauled away demonstrators in a late night raid.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Mary Altaffer / AP Photo

    The tide of public opinion appears to be turning against Occupy Wall Street. A new national survey from Public Policy Polling finds that support for the protesters has dropped over the last month. The poll found that 33 percent supported the goals of the Occupy movement and 45 percent opposed them; in a poll from one month ago, 35 percent supported the protests and 36 percent were opposed. When asked whether they had a higher opinion of Occupy Wall Street or the Tea Party, 43 percent favored the Tea Party and 37 supported Occupy.

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