Fox News Poll: Plurality of Democrats Want U.S. to Move Towards Socialism

The latest Fox News poll finds that a plurality of Democrats think it would be a “good thing” for the United States to move towards more socialism.

Voters were asked if it was a “good thing or a bad thing for the United States to move away from capitalism and more toward socialism.”

Forty percent of Democrats said it would be good, while only 34 percent said it would be bad.

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Fox News reports:

Among all voters polled, 54 percent said a move toward socialism would be bad, with only 24 percent saying it would be good. Republicans were more united against the shift, with 80 percent saying socialism would be a bad move, and eight percent saying it would be good.

The results of the Fox poll come on the heels of a Gallup poll from earlier this month which found that Democrats now view socialism more favorably than capitalism.

“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,” states the report.

“Attitudes toward socialism among Democrats have not changed materially since 2010, with 57% today having a positive view. The major change among Democrats has been a less upbeat attitude toward capitalism, dropping to 47% positive this year — lower than in any of the three previous measures. Republicans remain much more positive about capitalism than about socialism, with little-sustained change in their views of either since 2010.”

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