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Americans are so bored with the assortment of bargain bin feces-flingers running for the GOP nomination that — several thousand blathering news cycles and millions of dollars in campaign spending later — only 28% of people can even identify the existence of best-known Republican candidate-clown Rick Perry, because he is terrible and nobody cares about his plans to invade Mexico and dismantle Social Security. A new poll shows that after less than a month of protests and “not millions of dollars,” 23% more Americans have heard of the Wall Street protests than can remember Rick Perry’s name. Plain old popular recognition is not the be-all-end-all of the protests, but still, HA HA:

An ORC International Caravan Poll released Monday indicates that 51% of Americans say they’ve heard about the Occupy Wall Street movement, with 49% saying they haven’t heard about the demonstrations, which started in New York City 24 days ago and have spread to cities across the country.

According to the survey, 27% say they agree with the movement’s overall position on the financial system and social change, with 19% saying disagree with Occupy Wall Street on those issues. Fifty-four percent of those questioned have no firm opinion about Occupy Wall Street – consistent with the 49% who say they have not heard of the movement at all.

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  • Occupy Wall Street for President!!!
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    • Arken

      Don't be silly. He wasn't born in America.

  • tihond

    THIS IS GREAT NEWS! FOR WHAT'S HIS NAME!

    • emmelemm

      TPaw?

      • vulpes82

        Who?

  • nounverb911

    Jim Parry?

    • edgydrifter

      Dick Party. He's a good-time guy.

    • finallyhappy

      Jim Parsons!!!

    • GOPCrusher

      Perry Mason?

      • flamingpdog

        Mason Mints?

      • V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

        Mason/Dixon 2012!

        • Grief_Lessons

          A Pynchon presidency would be great, particularly as he seems fated to never win that Nobel…

          • V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

            The Nobel people seem more interested in scoring political points than in rewarding accomplishments; e.g. their head-scratcher award to Hopey a few weeks after he was elected. If Pynchon were president we’d certainly have interesting speeches, and maybe legalized acid. He’s said he wrote lots of Gravity’s Rainbow while tripping, which is not surprising.

          • Grief_Lessons

            Pynchon/Layne 2012!

          • V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

            Could we have a president whose only public “appearances” are as an animated figure with a bag over his head on “The Simpsons”?I’d be fine with it.

    • Grief_Lessons

      Luke Perry?

    • Geminisunmars

      Jim Carrey? Ventura Ace/Da Mask 2012!

  • Vote Occupy Wall Street…100% fewer racist rocks than Rick Perry.
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  • nounverb911

    Hair today, gone tomorrow?

  • SexySmurf

    If Rick Perry wants to get his numbers up, he needs to get someone to pepper-spray him in the eyes.

    I volunteer.

  • hagajim

    I wish I'd never heard of Rick Perry. However, the results of this fine survey/poll show me clearly what is wrong with America….we're a bunch of fucking clueless nincompoops!

    • GOPCrusher

      The 19% that disagree with the Occupy Wall Street protesters equal the same amount that identify themselves as Republiklans/Tea Baggers, and yet we allow them to hold our nation's economy hostage.

  • proudgrampa

    "bargain bin feces-flingers"

    Kirsten, I think I love you. Please, marry me.

  • SexySmurf

    19% saying disagree with Occupy Wall Street on those issues.

    19% of Americans think they're in the top 1%.

    • CapnFatback

      That's math so fuzzy, you could name a hungry muppet after it.

      • GOPCrusher

        Or take Frank Luntz's job.

        • Not_So_Much

          If we're not the 99% in Luntz's world, what are we? 'Upside Engorged'?

          (a thousand apologies for using engorged and Luntz in the same post)

  • Goonemeritus

    I’m guessing 100% of Mormons know who he is at this point.

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      …and yet none of us know any Mormons.

      • Goonemeritus

        I do but I live next to the birth place of Mormonism plus they maintain a summer camp for wayward Mormon youth less than ½ a mile away on the lake that I live on.

        • V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

          Have you looked around for those gold tablets the angel Moroni brought to ol' Joe?

      • SayItWithWookies

        Hey! Some of my best friends don't know any Mormons!

      • proudgrampa

        Hasa Diga Eebowai…

        • Now there's a phrase usually heard only on the Forest Moon of Endor.

      • SorosBot

        I knew a Mormon, in college; although she drank and had sex stuff, so she wasn't a very good Mormon. Otherwise haven't met another one as far as I know.

      • RedneckMuslin

        I know another mormon. That other guy running for Prez.

        • flamingpdog

          Herb Cain is a Mormon?

        • Geminisunmars

          Huntsman? He is MINO.

      • finallyhappy

        But I drive Temple on the Washington Beltway several times a week

        • V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

          That's a nice one, isn't it? My mother (not a Mormon, not superstitious in any way, actually) was allowed in on a tour before it was "consecrated," after which they tear up all the carpet, repaint, etc. Notice that it's on a site that ought rightfully to be a Marriott hotel — what is it, Georgia Ave and 495? It's no accident that the Marriotts are Mormons, enghngh?

          If you are a Mormon apparently visiting the temple is something you have to earn by racking up enough points in The Big Tally Book of Good Deeds. It's like an airline upgrade, as I understand their theology.

      • Tundra Grifter

        Well, there are the two guys in white short-sleeved shirts and name tags at my front door…do they count?

      • nounverb911

        I ran into Bill Marriott in an elevator at the Hong Kong Marriott once.

      • As a member of the Excommunicated Mormon Drinking Team, I know a shitload of Mormons. Although the only ones I'm wiling to spend time around are the Jack-Mormons.

  • Indiepalin

    That's funny. I was just over on Breitbart and I was under the impression that 99% of Americans think that the Occupy Wall St. demonstrators are overfed long-haired leaping gnomes.

    • Blueb4sunrise

      spill the wine.

      • Moonbat

        Drink that girl!

    • yyyaz

      And soon to be stars in a Hollywood movie. Burdon libel!!111!, also.

    • Doktor Zoom

      Oh, those Brave Breitards:

      The Liberals should worry more that the U.S. Military may just put the slogan "Die and Hang" into action.

      The Military is growing tired of Liberals in the United States of America.
      The Liberals keep pushing the Military and very soon the only place a Liberal will be able to be seen is in a history book.

      EDIT: I don't think he likes me. I asked him if he was looking forward to some wholesale executions of liberals, and he replied Keep pushing up against the Military, keep burning flags, calling the Military names, keep saying that the United States must become a Communist country, and then find out just how few of you there are on this Earth and how quickly the Military gets to work and cleans things up.
      All totally legal, the Constitution already allows for such action.

      • PalinzADummy

        They're always all like, "Why'n'tchu an' him fight, and we'll hold yer coats?"

  • Is a Rick Perry (sic) a defense against a Rick Roll?

    • mavenmaven

      no, as we've demonstrated in the past on this very site. In fact, if nominated, one can say that the entire country has been rickrolled…

  • paris biltong

    Perry, let's see. Plays right field for the Rangers?

    • nounverb911

      I thought he played defensive lineman for the Bears.

      • CliveWarren

        No, he is a right winger for the Ducks… Actually that is a pretty damn accurate description…

    • dr_giraud

      He's a catcher for the Friends of Dorothy.

    • flamingpdog

      He's a pitcher for the Koch brothers.

  • Invade Mexico? That's a great idea!

    • proudgrampa

      Perry really is a fucking idiot.

      • Hmmm…

        I'm thinkin Cinco De Mayo -> National Holiday + 4pm Siesta for everyone???

  • Goonemeritus

    The best Rick can hope for is the general voting public continues to be ignorant of him and his platform. The only way I could see him being elected is if a largely ignorant public pulls the lever for that other guy who isn’t Obama.

  • spinozasgod

    sadly, still more people have heard of Rick Perry than have heard of Elizabeth Warren in MA……

    • proudgrampa

      "I hear all this, you know, 'Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever,'" Warren said.

      "No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody.

      "You built a factory out there? Good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police-forces and fire-forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory — and hire someone to protect against this — because of the work the rest of us did.

      "Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless — keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along."

      This is why I am a progressive.

      • spinozasgod

        Amen (in a rather agnostic way)!
        Kid of nice being on the grandparent and of the deal isn't it? Except, of course, that our grandchildren may end up serfs working for food (and not being beaten).

      • GOPCrusher

        Sounds like pre-Reagan America.

      • Geminisunmars

        I was moved enough to send her moolah, which usually has to be ripped from my cold dead wallet.

        • Doktor Zoom

          Yeah, I'm temporarily nibbling at the edges of the lower middle class again, thanks to my temporary gig, and I just gave her some money, too. Hell, since I was feeling flush, last week I even gave to the public radio for a change.

  • LettucePrey

    But do Americans know the president of Yubekistan?

    • nounverb911

      Sarah Palin?

      • Geminisunmars

        Isn't she prez of Yubetchastan? Or is that the anglicized spelling?

    • SudsMcKenzie

      Yasser Stanafat?

    • RadioOcupados

      Occupy Yubekistan.

    • gullywompr

      Some guy with "Hussein" in his name, somewhere.

    • KeepFnThatChicken

      Hallelujaginalollobrigidalamborghiniferrarilotustan!

    • Borat Sagdiyev?

    • kissawookiee

      I do. But if you'd asked for the president of Uz-beki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan, obviously, I do not.

      • You becky becky becky stan stan black black black laurel laurel

    • Steverino247

      Who is Alex Trebek?

      (What did I win?)

    • flamingpdog

      YubekiStan Marsh?

    • PalinzADummy

      I thought it was Ooh, Becky, Becky, Becky, Stan, Stan, Stan, Stan!

  • If i were Rick's campaign manager I would run as Katy Perry. Just sayin'…

    • ttommyunger

      If I were Rick's campaign manager I would be sending out resumes.

    • proudgrampa

      Oooooh, I love Katy. I would vote for her in a heartbeat.

    • SexySmurf

      Then this could be his campaign song.

    • CapnFatback

      The problem is that I'm not sure Rick has ever kissed a girl.

      • GOPCrusher

        And if he did, I bet he didn't like it.

  • freakishlywrong

    An ORC poll, that's funny because I always refer to Republicans as orcs. Conservatives, however, are Uruk hai.

    • OKthennext

      I read that as 'An ORC International CAVEMAN Poll' and thought, "that's about right."

  • Indiepalin

    Bear's fans know him better as the Refrigerator.

  • RadioOcupados

    But 70% know Rick Perry is Gay.

    • littlebigdaddy

      But only a lucky few found out the hard way.

  • ttommyunger

    However, the survey goes on to reveal that 100% of those who know who Rick Perry is happen to be mouth-breathers.

    • I know who Rick Perry is (and I don't really want to know) but I'm not a mouth breather… right?

      • flamingpdog

        My allergies have been really bad this year, so I pretty much spent all summer as a mouth breather.

  • gullywompr

    Even Fox News is getting rolled on this one. Take their opinion poll and check the results – http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/10/07/do-occu

    • emmelemm

      Holy moly! That's pretty good.

    • Prediction: The expected lifespan of that poll will be equivalent to that of a mayfly glued to AJ Hawk's helmet.

  • Callyson

    more Americans have heard of the Wall Street protests than can remember Rick Perry’s name
    That's what The Rickster told the rent boys to say, if asked "Do you know Rick Perry?"

  • KeepFnThatChicken

    Great, informative article. Speaking of name recognition, who is CNN?

    • I heard it was a cable station that was narrated by James Earl Jones. Was relevant in the 90s for some reason.

    • Crosby, Nills and Nash. Jeez.

  • SorosBot

    It's October; this shouldn't be a surprise, as nobody but the hardcore political junkies like us is paying any attention to the Republican primary yet.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Rick Perry will have achieved voter recognition when Fox n Friends laughs at him for not knowing why he's there.

    • GOPCrusher

      Did he write a song about how he was kicked off Monday Night Football?

  • x111e7thst

    What percentage of Amerikkkans would recognize Rick Perry's hair? How about recognize a movement to occupy/protest the aforesaid hair?

    • jus_wonderin

      I think it is a visability thing. If we occupy Perry's hair, which is an icky thought, btw, we would not be seen and couldn't talk to the Press.

      We could, of course, bring machetes. (<<sp?)

  • Somewhere a plutocratic asshole slash pretend "master" baiter of the universe" just squealed in panic and unleashed their most powerful weapon to dull the senses of the US Americans aka the suckers in their casino game.

    "Release the Snooki!!!!"

  • EatsBabyDingos

    Ricky needs a song from Hank Williams, Jr. Like, "All My Rowdy Gay Friends are Coming Over to be Rowdy and Gay, Just Like Me!"

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Hambiscuits is ironing their sheets and dreaming of the day Ricky will get home to do his remodelling projects, and plaster his crack.

    • jus_wonderin

      I just wanted to take this chance to say, Kenny Chesney.

  • CommieLibunatic
  • jus_wonderin

    Ya know, if the poll had used Perry's nickname, TruckNutz, the results would have been different.

  • Sue4466

    So, this is some irony, huh? The media covers Perry despite his inability to string a thought together, then ignores the protestors because it can't figure out what "they" want. But, still more people know about Occupy Wall Street.

    • mumbly_joe

      Inability to string a thought together never stopped Palin from getting media attention. All Perry needs to do to Win All News Forever is to learn to fill any dead air with random words. Broadcasters hate having dead air.

  • SarahsBush

    If he keeps talking like this, I think he'll gain some supporters.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embed

  • Come here a minute

    How could America so quiclkly forget Rick "The Refrigerator" Perry? He went straight from the football field into our hearts, into the dustbin of history.

    • Grief_Lessons

      I have his album. I also have shame.

    • GOPCrusher

      I still hate Mike Ditka for not letting Walter Payton score a TD in the 85 Super Bowl.

  • V572-⁂½‡‡‡‡‡

    Slightly OT, but today is a good day for us Tamronistas

  • mavenmaven

    More importantly, do they agree with Rick Perry's views on Uzbekistan?

  • littlebigdaddy

    Like orcs, I believe Republican presidential candidates to be exaggerated fictional characters.

  • Redhead

    Well damn. This means he'll probably win the primary, as voters go "hmmm, bathshit crazy vaccine teatard, batshit crazy pizza man, guy I've never heard of. Guy I've never heard of it is!"

  • x111e7thst

    Ot Looks like Joe the Plumber is running for Congress. Maybe he can hire Joe the Miller to show him how it's done.

    • jus_wonderin

      Joe the Sarah could show him how to quit running.

    • metamarcisf

      So he won't be handcuffed by the Republican National Committee?

  • user-of-owls

    Sure, but almost 17 times as many people hate Rick Perry as Occupy Wall Street.

  • Guppy06

    Considering how abysmal the list of candidates is, not being heard of is a good thing. It means the first, last and only thing people will know about whoever wins the nomination will come from slick, Koch-funded campaign ads.

  • metamarcisf

    Headline of the day (Yahoo):

    "Joe the Plumber’ files paperwork for congressional run"

    • jus_wonderin

      Being a plumber, I bet he is intimately familair with the runs. Or is that drips?

  • mumbly_joe

    I'm pretty sure that's just because Rick Perry Gay is stealing all of Perry's votes.

  • neiltheblaze

    Great! I can't wait for the Occupy Wall Street caucus in Congress to form!

  • Antispandex

    OK, seriously, who the f**k IS Rick Perry?

  • DahBoner

    This is almost as confusing as finding out that "Lady" Gaga ain't a dude, but a hot babe

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