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47 Percent of Americans Would Vote for a Socialist: Gallup Poll

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posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 03:46 PM
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Would you vote for a Socialist?

REP.... 26 % said Yes
DEM... 59 % said Yes

Good news for Bernie.



In a country where “socialist” is often used as a pejorative — and misused in too many ways to list here — it’s news that 47 percent of Gallup poll respondents say they’d vote for a socialist candidate for president. Though the political designation placed last on a hypothetical list of candidates that included women, gays and lesbians, Muslims and atheists, the survey response still seems to offer hopeful news to democratic socialist Bernie Sanders, who’s running as a Democrat.

The Gallup poll found a huge split in opinion between Republicans and Democrats on the issue. While 59 percent of Democrats said they’d be willing to cast their vote for a socialist presidential candidate, just 26 percent of Republicans did. (Nearly half of Independents, 49 percent, said they would be in favor of the idea.)

Overall, 93 percent of those polled said they would vote for a candidate who is Catholic, 92 percent a woman or an African American, 91 percent a Hispanic or Jewish candidate (which Sanders is). Just under 75 percent said they’d vote for a candidate who is LGBT, 60 percent for a Muslim and 58 percent for an atheist.


www.alternet.org...




posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 03:51 PM
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a reply to: wasaka

Duh... Obama already got elected twice...

Silly...



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 03:52 PM
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Oh snap here come the save us from the commies brigade.

Bernie sounds like a great man, too bad amercicans like there politicians mediocre at best.


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posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: PsychoEmperor

Since when is obama a socialist, cause fox told you so.



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: wasaka
I'm surprised that 26% of Republicans would vote for a socialist. However I feel the more whatever form of capitalism we currently have the more support for socialism will come into play. In fact the passage of the latest trade bill might encourage more Americans to support socialism..



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 03:54 PM
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a reply to: LDragonFire

You'd be surprised at how many republicans would vote for a National Socialist.



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: ScientificRailgun


Plenty before WW2.




Guys maybe listen to every politician whatever their left or right thing and decide for their policies not what label they are.



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 03:58 PM
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. People don't like socialism, but want public schools, mail delivery, police forces, transit, whatever.

if you live in a big city thats social engineering on a grand scale.

I won't go into the biggest welfare bailout ever to the banks in 2008.



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 04:06 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
. People don't like socialism, but want public schools, mail delivery, police forces, transit, whatever.

if you live in a big city thats social engineering on a grand scale.

I won't go into the biggest welfare bailout ever to the banks in 2008.


Then they spend endless time complaining about how ignorant people are because the schools suck, use FedEx and UPS for all the important deliveries, moan about the DMV, etc.

Oh, sure everyone LOVES socialism.



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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We already have corporate socialism.



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 04:08 PM
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Proves that many Republicans are actually Left Wing Progressives !!

Go Bernie !!

It's all coming out in the wash now




posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: wasaka

1950 - Kill a commie for mommie.

2015 - Vote a commie for mommie.



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 04:12 PM
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originally posted by: dukeofjive696969

Since when is obama a socialist, cause fox told you so.


I've said it before, I'll say it again... Obama is a bloodsucking, crony capitalist disguised as a socialist.

BTW, whatever happened to that super cool avatar of yours?



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 04:12 PM
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I find it interesting that 47% is the same amount of Americans who do not pay federal income taxes. At least that was according to Mitt Romney during the last campaign.



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko


Oh, sure everyone LOVES socialism.

They don;t like it, Its been forced upon them. When the bank foreclosed on the family farm where do they move? To the big city.

When the government pays for kids schooling, where do most parents send them?
When monopolistic corporations are the only place to work, where do people apply?

The sad thing is that here in the states we are led to believe we have this freedom and liberty to do as we wish, but most people can't afford that lifestyle.

Only the wealthy have options, the rest of us wait in line with the rest.



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: warpig69

Remember, boys and girls, sharing is caring and socialism is sharing. Therefore, socialism is caring. Of course, no one realizes that socialism's version of sharing looks a lot like an armed mugging.



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 04:15 PM
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originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
a reply to: LDragonFire

You'd be surprised at how many republicans would vote for a National Socialist.


Zing Bang Boom.
Riposte at it's finest.



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 04:16 PM
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It not only looks like a mugging, it feels like a mugging, ketsuko.
edit on 4pmThu, 25 Jun 2015 16:18:14 -0500p18469 by warpig69 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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At this rate I'll be your king by 2030. I'm actually starting to look forward to it.



posted on Jun, 25 2015 @ 04:18 PM
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originally posted by: Bone75

originally posted by: dukeofjive696969

Since when is obama a socialist, cause fox told you so.


I've said it before, I'll say it again... Obama is a bloodsucking, crony capitalist disguised as a socialist.



You forgot neocon puppet.




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