Bad News for Bernie: New Poll Finds Americans Still Don’t Like Socialism
Despite the fact that Democratic primary voters seem to be “feeling the Bern,” a new poll has found that a large majority of Americans view socialism unfavorably.
A Rasmusen Reports survey found that a whopping 59 percent of Americans view socialism unfavorably. Those who find it “very unfavorable” sit at 42 percent. Meanwhile, only 9 percent of Americans have a “very favorable” view of socialism. In all, twenty-nine percent have a “favorable” view of the ideology.
Among Democrats, however, many more are likely to embrace socialism and want the party to declare itself a socialist party.
Thirty-one percent of likely Democrat voters want the party to “officially declare itself a socialist party.” Forty-nine percent do not want that to happen and 20 percent are unsure.
A mere 18 percent of identified Democrat voters say the party should embrace the socialism label and 61 percent said it should not. Twenty-one percent were unsure.
Many Democrats fear that if Sanders gets the nomination, he is guaranteed to lose to President Trump in the November election. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday that she will “embrace enthusiastically” the Democratic nominee. When asked if she was comfortable with a Sanders nomination, she simply replied, “yes.”
A recent Rasmussen Reports survey found that Trump would crush Sanders in a head-to-head race if the election were held today.
Trump earned 50% support among likely U.S. voters while Sanders’ garnered 43% support. Seven percent (7%) are undecided.