The majority of New Yorkers agree with Occupy Wall Street

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In spite of Mayor Bloomberg's questionable contention that protesters are out to "destroy jobs," and possibly related to the welcome appearance of Hipster Cop on the scene, a significant majority of New Yorkers now say they support the Occupy Wall Street protests.

According to a new poll coming from Quinnipiac University, sixty-three percent of voters in New York City say they support the views of those currently occupying Wall Street, while eighty-seven percent at least agree it's "okay that they are protesting."

"Critics complain that no one can figure out what the protesters are protesting," said the director of the polling institute. "But seven out of ten New Yorkers say they understand and most agree with the anti-Wall Street views of the protesters."

And there you have it: a city with the one of the largest gaps in income equality in the nation somehow understands why people might protest the financial system. Who'd have guessed?