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Tue May 7, 2019, 08:57 AM

 

New Monmouth poll - only 10% of Americans have a positive view of socialism

A majority of Americans say socialism is incompatible with American values, and only 10 percent of voters in a new poll have a positive view of socialism.

A Monmouth University Poll survey released Monday found that 57 percent of voters believe that socialism is incompatible with American values, compared to 29 percent who said it is compatible.


https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/442292-poll-majority-view-socialism-as-incompatible-with-american-values

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Response to riverine (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:01 AM

1. PPP from last May: Voters overwhelmingly support expanding SS and Medicare

https://socialsecurityworks.org/2018/03/16/new-polling-social-security/

-84% of voters are more likely to back candidates who support taking federal action to lower prescription drug prices, vs. 11% who are less likely

-66% of voters are more likely to back candidates who support expanding and increasing Social Security benefits, vs. 18% who are less likely

-64% of voters are more likely to back candidates who support expanding Medicare, vs. 22% who are less likely


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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:25 AM

6. "Don't socialize my Medicare!" - this reveals the depth of American ignorance.

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Response to riverine (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:02 AM

2. And are they saying that as they cash their SS checks, obtain medical treatment from the VA,

feed their kids with SNAP money, drive on our infrastructure, etc....

I'm so sick of stupidity.

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Response to riverine (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:04 AM

3. So just stop using the term.....

your setting up another word like liberal to defend.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #3)

Tue May 7, 2019, 10:00 AM

7. It's the Republicans who are using it

They know that the American people don't like the word, so they are smearing liberals with it. This isn't a new tactic, but it has really taken off in the last couple of years.

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Response to riverine (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:15 AM

4. No wonder. Millions go bankrupt from medical costs in every socialist country .... No wait....

Only happens here.

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Response to riverine (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 09:21 AM

5. Another "Hill" article.

 

Just stopped at my local grocery store to buy some real potatoes, ones that are nutritious and get eyes after they sit for a while. A young man was in the store talking about how his parents had to sell off their small dairy farm years ago because of Big Farma, Monsanto, Bayer. It started back in the 60's when the government started paying farmers to not plant, once they agreed they were fucked, they got taken over by big farms. In 1981 the Farm Bill put the nail in small farms. He said in Maryland that the government is buying out big farms but letting the people stay and work them. This young man is going to try to make a go of selling healthy farm products, non steroid, non GMO, non Roundup foods.

There I stood holding my potatoes that get eyes and the young man said that the GMO are not only laced with Roundup but they aren't even nutritious because they aren't planted in fertile soil. He told us about a new dairy farm coming to Michigan where there are going to be 35,000 cows. He said that is the future of farming, gigantic farms that are subsidized by the government. I told my new friend that I would buy his foods and wished him well.

Monopolies are the result of crony capitalism, I just heard it first hand from the horses mouth. Big business and corporations are the biggest benefactors of Socialism. I asked him about the poor farmers in Iowa who are flooded and can't plant. He said they will be just fine, they are big farms, they will be taken care of.

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Response to riverine (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 12:52 PM

8. Most Believe Socialism Is Not American

Here is some polling that supports the concept that socialism is not in favor with American voters https://politicalwire.com/2019/05/06/most-believe-socialism-is-not-american/

A new Monmouth poll finds 57% of Americans say that socialism is not compatible with American values, while just 29% say it is compatible.

Key finding: 42% have a negative opinion of socialism in general, with another 45% having a neutral opinion and just 10% holding a positive view of socialism.

Meanwhile, 39% of Americans have a positive opinion of capitalism in general, while 40% have a neutral opinion and another 17% hold a negative view of capitalism.

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Response to riverine (Original post)

Tue May 7, 2019, 01:09 PM

9. Except no majpr politician now advocates Socialism. The mainstream American Left advocates for

Social Democracy, or Democratic Socialism, or a mixed economy with private and public sectors, or state regulated capitalism, or Teddy Roosevelt style "Trust Busting, or FDR style Democratic safety net policies.

This is how poll numbers get slanted.

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Response to riverine (Original post)

Fri May 17, 2019, 01:45 PM

10. Gallop-Less Than Half in U.S. Would Vote for a Socialist for President

This polling would make it very difficult to win with a socialist candidate on the ballot https://news.gallup.com/poll/254120/less-half-vote-socialist-president.aspx

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Less than half of Americans (47%) say they would vote for a qualified presidential candidate who is a socialist -- the same percentage Gallup found in 2015. A socialist candidate is the only one among a dozen hypothetical candidates about whom a minority of Americans say they are willing to give their vote....

In spite of the expanded tolerance for diversity, candidates labeling themselves as socialists may struggle to gain traction in a presidential race, as Americans have not become more open to such a candidate. Even as political figures advocating socialist ideas have gained popularity in Democratic circles in recent years, less than half of Americans remain willing to give an avowed socialist candidate their vote. This creates a challenge for the Democratic Party, as it seeks to avoid alienating the Democratic socialists within its rank and file, while still aiming to win a national election.

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