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Gallup: 53 Percent of Democrats Have ‘Positive Image’ of Socialism
5 years ago


President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

( - According to a recent Gallup poll that asked participants if they have a positive or negative image of socialism, 53 percent of Democrats and “leaning democrats” said they have a positive image while 23 percent of Republicans and “leaning republicans” said their image is positive.


In a poll conducted Nov. 18-19, Gallup asked, “Just off the top of your head, would you say you have a positive or negative view of each of the following?”

Fifty-three percent of Democrats and “leaning Democrats” said they have a positive view of socialism while 23 percent of Republicans said the same.

When asked the same question about small business, free enterprise, and entrepreneurs, 94 percent, 88 percent, and 84 percent of Democrats and “leaning Democrats,” respectively, responded by saying their image was &ldquoositive.

On the other hand, Republicans and “leaning republicans” view of small business, free enterprise, and entrepreneurs was 95 percent, 94 percent, and 91 percent positive, respectively.

Concerning the topics of capitalism, big business, and the federal government, 55 percent, 44 percent, and 75 percent of Democrats and “leaning Democrats,” respectively, said their views were positive, while 75 percent, 72 percent, and 27 percent of Republicans and “leaning Republicans,” respectively, said their views are positive.

5 years ago

I guess this proves that 53% 0f the Democrats are idiots and totally ignorant of Socialism!!

5 years ago

Plus the 23% of the Republicans or leaning Republicans truly don't know their a*s from a hole in the ground!! What is wrong with Americans minds today!?!? I swear they have gone off the deep end!!! Are they all so stupid they do not realize that eventually the money comes to an end that supports all of these freebie programs that they apparently think are so awesome!?!? No common sense at all...NONE!!!

5 years ago

Socialism is not evil.  It is simply a concept of governing that has failed over and over and over.  Go ahead I say and keep hitting your head with a hammer.  Eventually when you run out of money (which America already has) maybe then you will wake up and realize it does not work.

5 years ago

I truly think it is time for a third party.....many who were elected by the Tea Party supporters are finding out that DC is a bunch of crock!!!!!   They were hoping to go and change politics, but it's impossible......those oldsters are such crooks and are there just to collect their pay and benefits....which so many of them don't deserve a dime!!!!   It's funny how rich so many become once guess it's just sad!!!!   Washington cannot be's too far changing it at all.   We need to say "screw both parties" and try a 3rd party.....I'm sure after the next four years, everyone will want to bail out and say "to hell with them all"!!!  I know I will!!!!

5 years ago

I am just really dissapointed in the Republicans for not sticking up to the Democrats and everything they are changing and have been changing over the past years! All the Democrats do is change the good to bad and the bad to good and the freaking Republicans don't fight them...or at least it sure seems that way!!! I am sick and tired of it I know that for sure!!

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