POLL: Socialism popular among Democrats

OAN Newsroom
8:10 PM PT – Sun. January 6, 2019

A new poll suggests socialism is becoming normalized within the democrat party.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses supporters at a “Medicare for All” rally on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Columbia, S.C. Sanders hasn’t announced intentions for another bid in 2020. But in the run-up to the Nov. 6 election, he’s visiting more than half a dozen states to stump with congressional candidates. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard).

A Gallup poll released on Sunday shows 57-percent of democrat respondents view socialism positively.

For comparison, 16-percent of republicans polled had a positive outlook on socialism.

In the same poll, young Americans are more-likely to favor the political ideology than those who are older.

Many analysts predict this perspective was best explained by Senator Bernie Sanders’ (D-VT.) surge in the 2016 election, acknowledging he was a progressive candidate with popular support among many young voters.

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