Poll: Vast Majority of Dems Say U.S. Would be “Better Off” If More Socialist
A new poll finds that a vast majority of Democrats say the United States would be “better off” if it were a more socialist country, according to a report by the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard.
The latest Public Opinion Strategies survey found that 77 percent of Democrats believed the country would be better off–however, a majority of all voters (51-45 percent) don’t believe that to be the case.
The survey asked 800 registered voters their opinion of the following statement:“The country would be better off if our political and economic systems were more socialist, including taxing the wealthy more to pay for social programs, nationalizing health care so that it’s government-run and redistributing wealth.”
Fortunately, the poll found that key swing voters are not supportive of socialism.
Public Opinion Strategies’ partner Neil Newhouse said, “Significant majorities of key 2020 swing voter groups like white suburban women (40 percent agree/57 percent disagree), voters in key ’20 presidential states (42 percent agree/54 percent disagree) and suburban voters (41 percent agree/56 percent disagree) all disagree with this statement.”
Other good news: Voter intensity on this issue falls on the “disagree” side.
Twenty-three percent of voters strongly agree with the statement about socialism, while 41 percent strongly disagree.