Colby Hamilton, Writer, WNYC News
Colby Hamilton is a general assignment reporter. He originally joined WNYC as a political blogger. He's a proud graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.
While the media debates exactly what the month-long protest in Zuccotti Park in downtown Manhattan means, voters throughout New York have made it clear they support Occupy Wall Street.
A new poll released this morning by Siena Research Institute follows up on a poll yesterday from Quinnipiac with similar results. In the Siena poll, 58 percent of respondents said the protesters "represent the 99 percent of people that will no longer tolerate the greed and corruption of the remaining one percent."
The Quinnipiac results were even more favorable: fully two-thirds of those polled said they agreed with the views of the Wall Street protesters.
Interestingly, in both polls, even as a majority of self-declared Republicans disagree with the views of the protesters, at least 30 percent in each poll have a favorable view or agree with them.