It's Hard To Find Bedfellows When You Haven't Showered In Three Weeks
So at the hotel in the Central Valley delivered the USA Today. The front page includes a story headlined "Poll: 6 in 10 are indifferent about Occupy movement."
My brother wonders why more aren't indifferent, since it's difficult to have much of a view about any group that has literally no goals.
But I noticed something else interesting. The story says:
A USA TODAY/Gallup Poll conducted Saturday and Sunday found that 56% say they neither support nor oppose the movement or have no opinion. That's unchanged from a poll in mid-October.
Later we're told:
The poll found the biggest change was in the percentage of Americans who disapprove of the way the movement is being conducted: 31%, up from 20% in October.
So 56% neither support nor oppose the movement and opposition has increased to 31%. This means that even the vast majority of liberals aren't on board. I just find that interesting. I keep asking my friends who are exuberantly part of the movement why they don't think it's catching fire. They contest that it is, that it's spread globally. I admit that this is true and that literally dozens of campers are being found in cities throughout the world. Why isn't it thousands?
Why is this movement failing to resonate?