Bernie Sanders and lots of far left Democrats have worked very hard to normalize socialism in America, but it’s not working out too well for them.
According to a new Gallup poll, a majority of Americans still hold a negative view of socialism.
Unfortunately, there are some people who approve of this destructive ideology.
Sixty percent of U.S. adults in 2021 have a positive image of capitalism, and 38% have a positive image of socialism. These ratings have been stable over time.
These results are based on an Oct. 1-19 Gallup survey. Since 2010, Gallup has measured Americans’ basic opinions of several economic or governmental terms, including capitalism and socialism.
Their views of socialism have held steady, even as Sen. Bernie Sanders and progressive Democratic politicians have pursued an expanded government role in addressing healthcare, poverty and early childhood education — policies their critics describe as moving the U.S. toward socialism.
Likewise, Americans’ opinions of capitalism have not varied, even with greater discussion of income inequality in the U.S. and the concentration of U.S. wealth in a small percentage of people.
Hot Air notes the negative aspect of the poll:
It does appear that some of the messaging by the Democratic Socialists is sinking in among the public, however. The percentage of Americans viewing “big business” positively fell to 46%, a six-point decrease from 2019. That decline was driven almost entirely by Republicans, among whom 56% had a positive view this year after 72% viewed big business positively two years ago.
Gallup doesn’t get very granular on these questions, but if I had to take a stab in the dark and guess why Republicans’ views on big business have started to sour, it would probably be something to do with Facebook, Twitter, Google and Apple.
As Republicans embrace education as an issue, they should place an emphasis on history.
People need to learn the horrors of socialism from the past.