POLL: Nearly Half of Americans Have A Negative View Of Socialism

Written with contribution from Sheriff David Clarke

A new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen has discovered that nearly half of all US voters have a negative view of socialism.

Of those surveyed, forty-seven percent said they have an unfavorable opinion of the political philosophy promoted throughout history by the likes of revolutionaries such as Lenin, Stalin, and Che Guevara.

Less than a third, 29%, said they had a favorable view of socialism, which is the theory that entire communities own and share in the prosperity of its members. While it sounds good on paper the practical application of it results in widespread poverty and an elite ruling class.

Around the world, socialism has led to the ruination of many great countries including Cuba and Venezuela. In the United States it has “enjoyed renewed vogue in American life” as Just the News reports.

“Democratic Socialists” like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders believe they can implement socialism the “right way” and have managed to gain a significant following.

The results of this recent survey are slightly different than a Gallup survey conducted earlier this year that found 39% of Americans polled had a positive opinion of Socialism while 57% had a negative opinion of it.

A Pew Research survey conducted around the same time showed 55% had a negative opinion and an NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll showed 19% had a favorable view to 53% having an unfavorable view.

A Monmouth poll discovered that 57% of Americans believe socialism is “not compatible with American values.”

According to Gallup, Americans have a “net-negative” view of socialism and that view seems to be “quite stable.” Even now, the Just the News and Rasmussen poll confirms that Americans still view socialism overall negatively and that doesn’t seem to be changing.

Gallup reports that they asked a group of Americans over the course of 2010 to 2019 to evaluate the term 5 different times.  Over the course of this nine-year span, the positive view remained within a narrow range of 35% to 39%.

Interestingly, 47% of Americans say they would consider voting for someone who was well-qualified for president who was also a socialist, while 51% of Americans said they would not.

A Suffolk poll from the beginning of the year revealed that around 67% of Americans said they would not be satisfied with a presidential candidate who thinks the US should move in a more socialist direction.

To show how words matter, these pollsters should have used the word communism instead of socialism. The left has once again disguised the thought of Marxism by applying a more palatable term. Socialism. Like calling abortion, choice and reproductive rights.

Yet we’re supposed to believe Americans showed up in droves to vote for the most progressive presidential candidate in history who is clearly under the intimidating influence of the radical Marxist left?


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