Occupy Wall Street

Protesters marched on Wall Street again on Friday. Sen. Bernie Sanders praised the protests now in their fourth week. In Vermont, demonstrations are planned in four cities this weekend. "The situation has reached a boiling point because the economy is in such bad shape," Sanders said. Conservatives have branded the movement a "growing mob" engaged in "class warfare" whose grievances are far outside the mainstream. That's not how mainstream American sees the movement. A new survey for Time magazine found that 54 percent of Americans have a favorable impression of the protests, while just 23 percent have a negative impression. Do Wall Street lobbyists have too much influence in Washington? Is the gap between rich and poor in the United States too large? Should executives of financial institutions responsible for the financial meltdown in 2008 be prosecuted? Should the rich pay more taxes? Take the poll.