Questions Questions Questions...(Photo: tonikaartinen, flickr)

Questions Questions Questions...(Photo: tonikaartinen, flickr)

Pretty interesting findings:

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?

Approve……………………………………..27% Disapprove…………………………………. 73

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?

Approve………………………………………3 Disapprove…………………………………..97

8. Generally speaking, which of the following political parties do you identify with most closely? (check one)

Democratic…………………………………25

Republican…………………………………..2

Tea Party…………………………………….0

Socialist Party………………………………11

Green Party…………………………………11

Other………….……………………….12

I do not identify with any party……………………………39


10. How much of the time do you think you can trust the government in Washington to do what is right?

Just about always……………………………………………..1

Most of the time………………………………………………5

Only some of the time……………………………………….52

Never…………………………………………………………42

14. Thinking ahead to the election in November 2012, who do you plan to vote for president? (check one)

Barack Obama………………………………………………….36

The Republican nominee…………………………………………3

I do not plan to vote…………………………………………….25

Other……………………………………………………………36

15. What is your employment status (check one)

Student………………………………………………………….25

Employed full-time……………………………………………..30

Unemployed…………………………………………………….28

Employed part-time…………………………………………….18

17. When it comes to politics, do you usually think of yourself as (check one):

Extremely liberal………………………………………………….39

Liberal…………………………………………………………….33

Slightly liberal………………………………………………………8

Moderate/middle of the road……………………………………..15

Slightly conservative………………………………………………2

Conservative……………………………………………………….3

Extremely conservative……………………………………………1

19. Age (Mean): 33

20. Highest educational level completed (check one)

Some grade school…………………………………………………..1

8th grade……………………………………………………………..3

High school diploma/GED…………………………………………27

2-year college………………………………………………………16

4-year college………………………………………………………30

Post-graduate………………………………………………………..22

What can we gather from this?

-The vast majority are independents, and not the centrist/center-right independents everyone is so in love with. In fact, the number of Socialists & Greens alone nearly equal the number of Democrats. (Co-option minded Dems be warned; you are outnumbered. I wonder how long it will be before dkos bans any OWS talk </snark>)

-61% will not vote for Barack Obama or the Republican

-28% have no job (As many have said, the 9% unemployment rate statistic is meaningless; it’s triple that here)

-Judging by the average age, they are definitely not all weed smoking hippies & students

-The vast majority are highly educated; in fact, nearly a quarter have at least a master’s degree

The original Fordham study can be found here.

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