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NEW POLL: More Americans Embracing Socialism–Especially Women

According to a new Harris poll conducted for “Axios on HBO,” an increasing number of Americans have a positive view of socialism.

While about 40 percent in all categories preferred socialism to a capitalist system, that number went up when it came to women. Roughly 55 percent of women said that a socialist America was preferable to a capitalist country. For those wondering if this might be more of a generation gap than gender, those surveyed were between 18 and 54 years of age.

Overall, more of the men surveyed preferred a capitalist country to a socialist one.

“It’s been a truth of American politics for decades that women are to the left of men, and I think that’s playing out in this poll,” Axios’ Felix Salmon said.

That said, respondents didn’t agree on the specifics of what constitutes “socialism.” 49 percent said a socialist system is “dependent on dictatorship.” 57 percent said “state-controlled media and communication” is what defines socialism, and 61 percent believed “state control and regulation of private property” is integral to such a system.

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This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. Results are weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, household income, education, and size of household where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population using U.S census data.

These poll results come at a time with prominent Democrats embrace the “socialist” label openly and enthusiastically. Not only high profile members of Congress like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but top 2020 Democratic contenders like Bernie Sanders, not to mention Elizabeth Warren have wrapped their arms around the philosophy.

It’s as if the old Soviet Union, Cuba and China never existed. Do these people know any history?

In his last State of the Union, President Donald Trump vowed that America would never become a socialist country. Knowing the unspeakable tragedies that evil philosophy has created everywhere it has been tried, the president’s words need to be repeated as often and as firmly as possible.

John Hanson

is a professional writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in conservative media and Republican politics. He has been a special guest on Fox News, Sirius XM, appeared as the guest of various popular personalities, and has had a lifelong interest in right-leaning politics.

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  • What is dangerous about wanting to get paid, a lot, for doing nothing? Congress does it every year! AOC just wants to get paid more for doing less!
    Just ask any working American, heck any worker, if they are ready to retire and get paid, just like Congress, for doing nothing. I would bet money, marbles, or chalk that, to a man or woman, they are ready for retirement. They just have to get to retirement age!

  • What is dangerous about wanting to get paid, a lot, for doing nothing? Congress does it every year! AOC just wants to get paid more for doing less!
    Just ask any working American, heck any worker, if they are ready to retire and get paid, just like Congress, for doing nothing. I would bet money, marbles, or chalk that, to a man or woman, they are ready for retirement. They just have to get to retirement age!

  • They are being indoctrinated nearly every day in the public education system by their socialist handlers!

  • The DEMs can NOT just GIVE YOU all of the free STUFF that they SAY they WILL give you because it will cost a LOT MORE than what you are paying NOW or you will pay a LOT more in taxes to cover the cost of ALL for the cost of ALL OF that FREE stuff they PROMISED to give you.
    YOU will go bankrupt if you vote for those DEMs and get them into office.

  • This goes to show that the Socialist system indoctrinating our kids in public schools is keeping them ignorant of their own history.

  • As time goes by there will be less Americans who are knowledgeable about
    the perils of socialism and more people who were brainwashed by the commies
    we allowed to infiltrate our media and academia. God Help the USA.

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