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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Leftward Ho: Capitalism, Socialism, and Democrats

In Defying the Odds, we discuss the Sanders candidacy and the leftward drift of the Democratic Party.

Frank Newport at Gallup:
For the first time in Gallup's measurement over the past decade, Democrats have a more positive image of socialism than they do of capitalism. Attitudes toward socialism among Democrats have not changed materially since 2010, with 57% today having a positive view. The major change among Democrats has been a less upbeat attitude toward capitalism, dropping to 47% positive this year -- lower than in any of the three previous measures. Republicans remain much more positive about capitalism than about socialism, with little sustained change in their views of either since 2010.