Poll: Most Democrats Prefer Socialism to Capitalism

By Kaylee McGhee – Re-Blogged From Liberty Headlines

According to a poll released by Gallup on Monday, 57 percent of Democrats favor socialism while only 47 percent have a positive outlook on capitalism.

It marks the first time in Gallup’s measurement since 2010 that a clear majority on the left (outside the margin of error) has shown a socialist inclination.

The number of Democrats who view socialism favorably has increased only slightly over the decade.

In 2010, Gallup said, Democrats showed an equal preference for socialism and capitalism, with both at 53 percent.

However, since 2016, the positive view of capitalism has dropped 9 percent among those surveyed.

Socialism was most popular among the 18-29 age group, with 51 percent saying they preferred it, while only 28 percent of the 65-and-up crowd supported socialism.

Republicans still strongly support capitalism, with only 16 percent expressing positive sentiments toward socialism.

The Democratic Party’s progression toward socialism is unsurprising, however.

An earlier poll published by Ballotpedia reported that 48 percent of Democrats now consider themselves far-left liberals, rather than moderates.

In May, Hillary Clinton cited among her litany of reasons for losing the 2016 election that being a capitalist probably hurt her chances.


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