Democrats have a more positive view of socialism than they do of capitalism, a Gallup poll published Monday reveals.
Fifty-seven percent of Democrats view socialism favorably, while just 47 percent of Democrats have a positive view of capitalism, according to the poll. In contrast, 71 percent of Republicans have a positive view of capitalism, while just 16 percent viewed socialism favorably.
Monday’s poll was “the first time in Gallup’s measurement over the past decade that Democrats viewed socialism more favorably than capitalism,” the polling firm noted.
The landmark poll comes as socialists are ascendant in the Democratic Party.