Gallup Poll: Democrats Want Socialism To Replace Capitalism

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Poll reveals Democrats want to replace capitalism with socialism

A new Gallup poll shows that the majority of Democrats now prefer socialism to capitalism, signalling the new extreme direction of the party just months ahead of November’s midterms.

The survey finds that “for the first time in Gallup’s measurement over the past decade, Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism.”

Just eight years prior, 53% of those asks said they held a positive view of socialism. That number has risen to 57% in 2018. Those numbers widen further when liberal voters were asked for their views of capitalism, with just 47% viewing it favorably in 2018.

“Perhaps most telling, the sharpest drop in Democratic support for capitalism is recent. In 2016, capitalism was viewed positively by 56% of those leaning Democrat. In 2018, that number dropped to 47%. That is a drop of 9% of Democrats who view capitalism positively in just the last two years,” the Daily Caller writes.

Daily Caller reports: With the rise in popularity of such socialists as 2016 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and 2018 congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Gallup noted, “Views of socialism among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are particularly important in the current political environment because many observers have claimed the Democratic Party is turning in more of a socialist direction.”

Fox news anchor Bret Baier tweeted this observation about the Gallup poll: “This will not help with House or Senate Dem seats in red or purple states — and there are quite a few of them.”

Perhaps not surprisingly, Gallup found that Republican support of capitalism remained strong. It was viewed positively by 72% in 2010 and 71% in 2018. Socialism was viewed positively by only 17% of Republicans in 2010 and 16% in 2018.

6 Comments

  1. Marx coined the word Capitalism as a pejorative for Free Enterprise and the right has allowed the left to frame the debate in terms of Socialism or Capitalism when what they mean is State Control or Free Enterprise. The right needs to change the debate into these terms because ‘Free’ is such a powerful and inspirational word – freedom of choice, freedom of the individual – the ideas that we’ve fought and died for. And the only ‘Free’ that the left has to offer is ‘free stuff’ but it’s not free, it comes at the cost of individual liberty.

    • well the right just has nothing for free at all Not even personal liberty .You do understand they your life , your body is not your own but is property of the State dont you?Its why they can legally make you go to war if they want too , or why they can hang you , or shoot you , or torture you You do understand don’t you . that your liberty is only allowed as long as you are obedient and compliant to your team leader Your gruppenfuhrer.

  2. Yet, Republicans have no clue on what socialism or capitalism is. Talk about a Democrat, fair enough. But don’t do it without making fun of these idiots.

    Repukes believe in welfare and social services for anyone over the age of 55-60 until death. Most of these people already have money, don’t know how to save or use it, or just refuse to continue working after “retiring”. The #1 worst, even if tied, sense of entitlement is Old. White. People. Period. Republicans have been at the forefront of entitling old and deranged white people just as bad an Dems entitle ‘minorities’. Repukes would ideally offer ZERO monetary programs to 18-25 year olds– even though a massive portion of stuck, disadvantaged and screwed over young people are living in red-run areas. Repukes believe in helping worse-off people, except they don’t personally want to do it. Instead of charities, they have churches who can openly discriminate and pull the budget or understaffed cards. Republicans also believe colored/systematic (i.e. police, governmental etc.) racism is OK instead of it being beneath them. Red areas notoriously have conflicts of interest and personal spending/internal issues. Red counties and towns have notoriously worse-than-usual public schools. Red counties have more heroin and drug-addicts than usual because they usually don’t have any urban or suburban strongholds and therefore garner addicts, lowlifes, foreigners, and illegals.

    The only thing that balances out a red county or town with any hope: Jews, old-school liberals, any non-repubs, 100% undeniable. Go start pulling demographics.

    • *Marxist.

      It was socialist or mildly Marxist, at best, upon its inception. Welfare for the minorities in NYC, welfare for their minions/illegals in the “suburbs”, and welfare for white trash and illegals in “upstate”. Biggest pile of trash in the Northeast/East coast I ever saw. Everything outside of 6+ figure areas looks like it’s from the 80s or 90s and the whole state is a second world dump. And somehow more expensive than living in Cali!!

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