If you listen to the Democrats running for president, it’s easy to become depressed into thinking the capitalistic, free enterprise economic system that has made the U.S. a world leader is unpopular and needs to be replaced.
But, if you listen to actual Americans, you will hear something different. According to a new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, capitalism is still widely favored in this nation, and socialism is widely disliked.
The NBC/WSJ poll also looks at views of capitalism and socialism:
Capitalism: 52% positive, 18% negative (+34)
Socialism: 19% positive, 53% negative (-34)
Jan 26-29, reg voters, MOE +/- 3.1% https://t.co/emVuaj5SZA
— Mark Murray (@mmurraypolitics) February 2, 2020
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Capitalism’s still going strong.
Reports of the death of American common sense are greatly exaggerated. 19% still too high. https://t.co/4GqdBNnY9u
— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) February 2, 2020
Someone might want to alert the Democrats who are running for president.
Net favorability of socialism, among:
Sanders backers: +56%
Biden backers: -4%
All Dem primary voters: +17%
All registered voters: -34%
Independents: -45% https://t.co/zt5atd1Bp0
— Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews) February 2, 2020
Safe to say running against capitalism is a loser and running favoring socialism is an even bigger loser.