The Democrat defense against Bernie Sanders is in pretty poor shape. He, AOC, and the Squad have mainstreamed socialism among Democrats. Democrats openly running as socialists keep winning races. Including a mayoral election.
And, in this latest poll, 65% of Dems have a positive reaction to socialism. Only 29% have a negative reaction.
Among self-described “liberals”, 75% like socialism. Only 23% don’t.
But much of that is driven by a rise in support for socialism among younger people and minorities.
When you break it down by race, only 33% of white people have a positive reaction to socialism, while 61% have a negative one.
These numbers are largely reversed among most minority groups with 49% of Hispanics, 52% of ‘others’, and 60% of black respondents.
There’s no significant difference by educational background.