CBS 5 Poll: Rising Disatisfaction Over Occupy Oakland & Mayor Quan

OAKLAND (CBS 5) — Oakland residents have now grown divided over the Occupy movement, recently removed by police from its encampment in Frank Ogawa Plaza, but continue to have very strong negative opinions of Mayor Jean Quan – who has struggled in dealing with the movement, according to a newly released KPIX-TV CBS 5 poll.

The poll of 500 Oakland adults, conducted Monday by the firm SurveyUSA on behalf of CBS 5, showed 47% supported Occupy Oakland, while 41% opposed it; 12% were unsure.

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These latest numbers reflect a rising disatisfaction with Occupy Oakland, which had enjoyed a 64% support level during the last CBS 5 poll on the topic on Nov. 4.

Meanwhile, disatisfaction with Oakland’s mayor also continues to rise. According to the new poll data, 78% disapprove of the overall job Quan is doing. That’s up from 71% on Nov. 4, 64% on Oct. 26 and 53% on Oct. 12.

The poll’s findings suggest that Quan’s negative image correlates to her dealings with the Occupy demonstrations in Oakland. The new poll data showed 82% disapproved of her handling of the protesters.

The poll’s margin of error ranges between 3.4 and 4.5%.

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  • dbarco

    Thanks for the poll. I think that you will see more people becoming disenchanted with the OWS crowd due to their utter disregard for other peoples rights. It’s hard to have empathy for you and your cause when you’re pooping on me!!! As for the MAYOR, she should resign before she gets turfed out.
    That way the ultra left wing have their own Sarah Palin!!!

  • Tours Martel

    Once again the Left proves that it is only a mob, incapable of self-control and governance. Given the rampant head lice and other vermin present at the encampment, Reagan’s old slogan of “Hippies smell!” is once more relevant.

  • Oakland Taxpayer

    I too was supportive when the movement was a day event and message was “Occupy Wall Street.” I expected the movement to eventually head to Washington were the power/money is. Then, it morphed into “Occupy Oakland” and lost the message. The mayor and council appeared to appease this change. Then it became a “free rent w/a tent encampment” and as the costs/crime rose, It became evident Oakland was getting not one, but two black eyes. We have some much going for us, an airport, downtown landmarks , Chabot Space and Science, a zoo, a museum, and of course, Jack London Square to name a few. All great/potential tourist attractions that generate revenue and employ many of our own 99%. Now, as 1) homeowner-property tax payer, 2) Oakland resident, 3) registered Oakland voter, 4) (was) a shopper in down town, 5) and part of the 99%, I’m frustrated w/the circus and the mayor/council as the ring-leaders. I’d suppose I’m not alone in feeling all of the above.

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  • Angel Bethany

    it sounds like the negative publicity by lobbyists has already started. Per a memo from CLGC (Lobbying firm) to ABA they want ABA to pay 850,000 to conduct “opposition research” on Occupy Wall Street in order to construct “negative narratives” about the protests and allied politicians. The memo also asserts that Democratic victories in 2012 would be detrimental for Wall Street and targets specific races in which it says Wall Street would benefit by electing Republicans instead. See article by By Jonathan Larsen and Ken Olshansky, MSNBC TV. I think if OWS loses, we ALL lose.

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