Ideology: Polls show a shocking number of Democrats, in particular young ones, find socialist ideas not merely acceptable but preferable to capitalism. It’s hard to imagine a more stunning indictment of our schools.
The Democratic Party, once home to many moderates, is increasingly the abode of those who believe socialism is superior to capitalism, according to a poll of 1,000 likely Democratic voters by the American Action Forum (AAF) earlier this month
Some 47% of those Democrats queried found “socialism” and “communism” either “very favorable” or “favorable.” That’s exactly the number that found capitalism favorable. And nearly 60% thought socialism would be great for America.
Meanwile, those under 45 favored socialism over capitalism by 46% to 19%. But, surprisingly, so did those older than 45, though to a lesser extent. Democrats believe socialism is better than capitalism — despite decades of proof of socialism’s failure as an economic system and its moral depravity in denying people rights to life and liberty.
Our own IBD/TIPP Poll in January had similar findings, with 43% of Democrats saying they’d pay higher taxes for more social programs, and 38% saying government should “control or own key industries such as health care and energy.”
Great news for Bernie Sanders, but terrible news for America.Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.
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