The liberal media is going crazy over Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She’s basically their new Obama. But a recent poll finds that an overwhelming majority of Americans would not vote for a socialist candidate.
The Hill reports:
Poll: Majority of Americans say they would not vote for a ‘socialist’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a self-described “socialist” whose surprise victory in a New York Democratic primary has garnered a tremendous amount of attention among left-leaning activists.
But the rise of Democrats calling themselves socialists may not be a good thing for the party as a whole, according to new polling.
In a new Hill.TV/HarrisX American Barometer poll released Tuesday, an overwhelming majority of respondents, 76 percent, said they would not vote for a “socialist” political candidate, while only 24 percent of those polled said they would vote for a socialist candidate.
Ocasio-Cortez is one of several candidates running for office this year that labels themselves as a socialist. The Democratic Socialists of America told The Associated Press that 42 candidates at the federal, state and local levels have earned a formal endorsement from the group…
Although Sanders remains highly popular among Democratic voters (and Americans generally), in the American Barometer survey, 64 percent of Democratic respondents said they would not vote for a “socialist.” Among respondents who said they voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 general election, 59 percent said they would not support a self-described socialist.
Democrats and the media are pushing this idea but based on this poll, it looks like the whole thing could blow up in their faces.