Rasmussen Poll shows 42% of young Americans and 19% of Republicans want a socialist president.
The poll, conducted by Rasmussen, showed that 42 percent of Americans aged 18 to 39 would back a socialist president. Figures also showed that younger people were twice as likely to believe that socialism is a better system than capitalism.
Perhaps more unexpectedly, nearly 1 in 4 Republicans would also back a socialist for president. Among Democrats, the figure was at 41 percent. Meanwhile, 16 percent of independent voters said the same thing.
But this latest Rasmussen poll isn’t the only poll to come out recently that has shown a clear shift in the American public’s attitudes toward socialism.
This summer, a Harris poll for Axios revealed that 55 percent of women between the ages of 18 and 54 would rather live in a country with a socialist system rather than a capitalist one.
In Spring, a Gallup poll showed that 47 percent of Americans would cast their vote for a socialist presidential candidate. Among Democrats, that figure was as high as 70 percent.
American conservatives are likely to find these revelations disturbing. The trend has been going on for some time though. For many years, the Democrats have relentlessly moved further and further to the left. It’s no surprise we’ve ended up here.
Before the 2018 midterm elections, President Donald Trump famously declared that centrist Democrats were ‘dead’.
“The new Democrats are radical socialists who want to model America’s economy after Venezuela,” Trump warned Americans.
Recent poll findings suggest that the president isn’t wrong at all.