Rasmussen Poll Shows Depth of Democrat’s Love Affair With Socialism

December 2, 2019   |   by James G. Dalton

A brand new Rasmussen Poll shows just how deeply in love Democrats are in with the failed system called Socialism.

We might even go so far as to call their affection for Socialism a “slobbering love affair,” a phrase coined by Media analyst Bernard Goldman.

Goldman used it to describe the media’s love of Barack Obama but the phrase perfectly applies as well to Democrats newest love.

Via Rasmussen Polls:

“A new Heartland Institute and Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 69% of all Likely U.S. Voters rate a free-market economic system as better than socialism. Just 12% think socialism is a better economic system, but 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

A closer look, however, finds that while 87% of Republicans and 69% of voters not affiliated with either major party see a free-market system as better, just 53% of Democrats agree. Twenty-one percent (21%) of Democrats like socialism better, with a sizable 25% not sure.

Forty-one percent (41%) of Democrats say they would vote for a presidential candidate who identifies himself or herself as a socialist, but only 19% of GOP voters and 16% of unaffiliateds agree.”

Lets break that down.

In the 2016 election, 44,242,975 votes were cast by Democrats according to an analysis done by the Washington Examiner.

That means roughly 9,291,000 Democrat voters support socialism over capitalism and another roughly 11,060,000 Democrats are unsure, assuming the poll’s averages hold across the Dems voter base.

Forty one percent of the Democrat voter base would likely vote for a socialist like Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.

We can also assume that number would likely go up much higher should either of those two win the Democratic Party nomination.

That’s a lot of support within the Democratic Party for what was a fringe position not that long ago.

The good news is less than twenty percent of Republican and sixteen percent of Independent voters would likely vote for a socialist.

The bad news is why the heck would twenty percent of Republican voters be willing to voter for a socialist for President?

via thefederalistpapers

Recent Comments

  1. Nate-ncp

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    December 2, 2019 @ 3:08 pm

    Democrats would love an affair with a goat! What’s your point?

    • rMarilyn Ehlers

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      December 2, 2019 @ 5:25 pm

      You certainly got that right!

  2. BILL

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    December 2, 2019 @ 3:19 pm

    MANY PEOPLE ARE UNEDUCATED AND ARE JUST FLAT STUPID. ANYONE THAT THINKS SOCIALISM IS BETTER THAN CAPITALISM IS A NON THINKER, PERIOD!!!

    • Terry

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      December 2, 2019 @ 10:33 pm

      There’s all kinds of stupid dumb people in this country that would vote socialism because they are lazy and don’t want to work for a living they want free handouts from the ones who have worked hard to make their fortune!!!!

  3. James Neumann

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    December 2, 2019 @ 3:30 pm

    One must be blind to the failures of Socialist Governments. When the people of a nation sit back and depend on the government to take care of them, the level of care being given will dereriotate in that there will never be enough money to provide high quality care. The free market system keep costs low due to it’s competitive nature. Those countries who govern from a Socialist agenda usually fail and rebelleous leaders the over the country. For example, Venezuela, Cuba, Ukraine, Russia, North Korea, and China. The people live with much less while the rebelleous leaders dictate their agenda and nots what best for the people. Ask yourself where you would like to live and raise your children; in one of the aforementioned Socialist nations or a free America. The answer is simple. “Give me Liberty or Give me Death”

    • glenn dupuis

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      December 2, 2019 @ 7:08 pm

      What many that are pushing socialsm (communism in disquise)fail to realize,is that they all can’t be the leader or leaders. Once it is in force there will be a purge, not an election, as the struggle for power takes place. One has only to look at history and how the dictators, and the ruling class,came to be. Some will just be killed, there will be riots as seen in the countries now fighting in hopes of finding a better way. Also the partriots wil rise up and the socialists may find out that they might be the first to go.

  4. Gene

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    December 2, 2019 @ 3:34 pm

    I think anyone wanting it dont understand what it is they only get oh we get everything free well nothing is free an most kids still havent fegure out that we are the gov that its our tax money that makes the gov an that you vote soneone in that has your interste they need to learn how it works the dems are the ones that are hurting our gov they think they are in charge no its us that way this vote they will see that its us we are going

  5. Mad Mike

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    December 2, 2019 @ 3:44 pm

    Yes its works soooo well in Venezuela, Cuba, The failed USSR, and don’t forget the NAZI’s were The National Socialists, So I definitely agree with the guy that posted above me Mr. James Neumann. If they want a socialist country there is one 90 miles off the coast of Florida go on down if you don’t like the USA but The USA will NEVER be socialist I hope not in my life time anyway.

  6. Harold Murphy

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    December 2, 2019 @ 4:52 pm

    It’s just real simple. In less than 200 years America became the greatest country in the world. We were founded on Judeo Christian values and adopted capitalism as our economic form of government. Why would anybody want to change that unless they are anti-American or want unbridled power. And that is exactly what the Democrats and their allies, the Rinos and the liberal media want.

    • Vinny

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      December 2, 2019 @ 9:34 pm

      NOTICE THAT IT MOSTLY THE UNEDUCATED AND POOR WHO THINK SOCIALIZEM COULD WORK, THE WEALTHY WHO CLAIM TO WANT IT ARE THE PEOPLE WHO WONT HAVE TO LIVE UNDER THE RULES….
      THE REAL AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NEVER ALLOW SOCIALIZEM TO COME TO AMERICA AND THE PEOPLE WHO WANT IT NEED TO TALK TO PEOPLE WHO LIVED UNDER SOCIALIZEM AND CAME TO AMERICA TO GET AWAY FROM IT…
      EVEN IF IT MEANS A CIVIL WAR WE COULD NEVER ALLOW THE SCUMBAG DUMBORATS TO EVEN TRY IT, EVERY REAL AMERICAN MUST GET THEMSELVES ARMED AND BE READY TO FIGHT TO TAKE AMERICA BACK….
      I FOR ONE WILL NEVER ACCEPT SOCIALIZEM IN MY COUNTRY, IM A PROUD WHITE NATIVE AMERICAN AND WILL FIGHT/KILL IF IT COMES TO IT, WE REAL AMERICANS MUST BE PREPARED THE LIEING LOW LIFE ANTI-AMERICAN CORRUPT EVIL SCUMBAG DUMBORATS MUST GO, WAKE UP PEOPLE…..

  7. Kerry Hansen

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    December 2, 2019 @ 5:14 pm

    I grew up long ago and learned there is no such thing as a FREE LUNCH. Somebody has to pay for it. The ones who end up paying for it are the ones, maybe both spouses working their asses off to support their own family and have to work a little harder to also pay the taxes that go to those who can’t or won;t support themselves. Unfortunately there are some so stupid that think the government just has this pot of money sitting there ready to be handed out to them without understand someone else slaved away to fill that pot!

  8. Joseph Corson

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    December 2, 2019 @ 7:23 pm

    Communism, Socialism, and any other form of this sick perversion on humanity is an abomination! I have been around for 70 years and seen every form of this corrupt perverse excuse for a form of Government! It doesn’t work and it never has!! All it does is destroy people’s lives and enriches the leaders at the top. Anyone in America who thinks this dispicable perversion is acceptable is anti-American, and poses a serious threat to our Sovereignty as a nation! We need to immediately get rid of our Commie college professors and shut down all college funding that supports this disgusting behavior! This is America, land of the free and home of the brave! Not Moscow, North Korea, China, Venezuela, or any other of the many failed regimes pushing this abomination! Wake up America or you won’t have a free nation! Get rid of these weirdos before they destroy us!! Trump/Pence 2020!!

  9. Dale Hammond

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    December 3, 2019 @ 3:13 am

    The ONLY people who “win” under Socialism of Communism are those who would be in leadership and those who are already loaded with money and connections.

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