Socialism on the rise

Gallup recently released a new survey that found, for the first time, that Democrats have a more favorable opinion of socialism than capitalism.

The survey is jolting, or at least it should be. According to Gallup, 57% of Democrats now have a favorable view of socialism, while just 47% view capitalism favorably. But the big change over the eight years that Gallup has conducted this survey reveals the real nature of the ideological shift in our land.

While Democrat views of socialism are essentially unchanged over the past two years, Democrat postive views of capitalism have plummeted from 56% to 47%. Meanwhile, the views of Republicans towards socialism and capitalism have remained basically unchanged over the eight years. See the full survey results here.

Why are Democrats rushing towards socialism? President Trump. Despite the positive results in the economy, the extremely negative reaction to our President appears to be impacting people's ideological views. The divide we feel in society isn't simply about the current President. It's much deeper. It's philosophical. And it's growing.

And here's the real danger. President Trump now represents a thin barrier holding back an intense political counter-reaction that could shift American politics dramatically -- if Trump is removed or politically neutered by a change in power in Congress. Those "overthrowing" Trump will feel empowered and emboldened by a new, more socialist, agenda.

This makes the stakes even higher this November.


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  • Steve Sanchez
    commented 2019-07-06 13:17:00 -0400
    “A Concise Description of How Socialism is Inherently Corrupt and Democracy/Capitalism is the Only Real Way to Deal with Human Greed and Good Will”. Great article @
  • Steve Sanchez
    commented 2019-07-06 13:15:43 -0400
    With the economy in freefall, Venezuelans face nationwide shortages of food at runaway inflation prices, and children are suffering the most: severe malnutrition among kids is rising at an alarming rate. Socialism creates misery and kills.
  • Steve Sanchez
    commented 2019-07-06 13:15:25 -0400
    Socialist are greedy, that’s the problem with socialism it assumes its practitioners are philanthropic without any checks, but it always goes the way of corruption every time. Capitalism & democracy has built-in check that all must win will on free market
  • Steve Sanchez
    commented 2019-07-06 13:14:47 -0400
    Cortez psycho lib, cant help arguing with relativism, uses the machination of evil. Socialism- state owns property and institutions and rejects God because God is of sovereingty and freedom. See “How Democracy and Freedom build Growth, Knowledge of God”