According to the results of a new Monmouth University poll, American voters have an overwhelmingly negative view of socialism, ominous news for Democrat candidates looking to campaign on the concept in the upcoming election.
For Democrats such as Bernie Sanders, who have touted socialism in an effort to appeal to millennial liberal voters, the poll’s results prove that only around 10% of US voters are receptive to the idea.
Another 57% indicated that socialism was “not compatible with American values.”
New Monmouth University poll:
-Only 10% of Americans have a positive view of socialism
-57% believe socialism is incompatible with American values
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 6, 2019
NATIONAL POLL: Views of –#SOCIALISM: 10% positive / 42% negative / 45% neutral
CAPITALISM: 39% positive / 17% negative / 40% neutral
29% of public hold positive view of capitalism AND negative view of socialism
30% of public hold neutral views of bothhttps://t.co/G2ROm1amsw
— MonmouthPoll (@MonmouthPoll) May 6, 2019
Social media users reacted, and shared a variety of responses, while agreeing that socialism has no place in American politics.
Ergo: America, as we know & love it, is alive and well! 👍👍👍I pray that it remains this way.
— M. F. Adin de Sousa (@AdinDeSousa) May 7, 2019
10% is alarming
— Jay (@JayTheReaIOne) May 6, 2019
— Heather H. (@Heatherhamama) May 6, 2019
Alternative headline: 43% of Americans do not believe socialism is incompatible with American values.
This is dangerous.
— This American Life (@ReliablyUSA) May 6, 2019
And the 10% are somehow gaining a foothold in our society because they own all forms of media. We need to take our media back or we will lose.
They know what they’re doing. #election2020 @realDonaldTrump @facebook @twitter #Zuckerberg
— Kathy (@kayms99) May 6, 2019
Hope it reflects in the voting polls next year.
— Dimitris T. Antonatos (@tejadaantonatos) May 6, 2019