According to a Gallup report released Monday, “Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism.” While 57 percent of Democrats since 2010 have had a steady positive take on socialism, this year marks a major change regarding their views on capitalism, with only 47 percent positive despite 4.1 percent economic growth and an all-time low unemployment rate. Among young adults, there has been a sharp “12-point decline” in positive views of capitalism in the past two years. So how do we reconcile the disparity between these polls and the recent defeat of socialist candidates around the country. Simple: millennials don’t vote, which explains, in part, why the so-called “blue wave” in November is more likely to describe the crowd at a Miley Cyrus concert than a leftist revolution at the ballot box
Here’s more from Breitbart…
Gallup reported Monday morning that “Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism” for the first time since the company began polling that question over the past decade.
The major shift, Gallup says, has been that Democrats have lost faith in capitalism — even as the economy has exceeded 4.1% growth and unemployment has hit all-time lows:
Attitudes toward socialism among Democrats have not changed materially since 2010, with 57% today having a positive view. The major change among Democrats has been a less upbeat attitude toward capitalism, dropping to 47% positive this year — lower than in any of the three previous measures. Republicans remain much more positive about capitalism [71%] than about socialism [16%], with little sustained change in their views of either since 2010.