A majority of Democrats now hold a positive view toward socialism, according to a new Gallup poll.
In the poll, 65% of Democrats surveyed had a favorable view of socialism, while only 52% had a favorable view of capitalism. In 2010, just 53% of Democrats favored socialism.
In the same poll, only 14% of Republicans had a favorable view of socialism, while 72% favored capitalism.
Overall, Americans were 38% positive and 59% negative toward socialism, which was largely unchanged since previous polling.
Those who favor socialism think it is about “equality and government provision of benefits and services.”
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