For John, BLUF: I would like to think the people being polled are just doing pranks on the pollsters, but that might not be good either. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From the Blog Neo-Neocon, by the Blog Mistress, 30 July 2018.
This is the gut of the issue:
I wonder if it is because we don't teach enough economics and civics and history in high school, or junior high school? Are folks thinking that socialism covers everything from Israel, to Sweden to Stalinist Russia to Venezuela? Thus are those being polled just picking the good and ignoring the terrible?…51% of Democrats have a favorable impression of socialism, with 13% who share a Very Favorable one. This compares to favorables of 21% among GOP voters and 26% among unaffiliateds, with seven percent (7%) and five percent (5%) respectively who hold a Very Favorable opinion of it.It’s not that 51% of Democrats who surprise me. I expect that. But what’s up with that 21% of GOP voters? How does someone who likes socialism vote for the GOP?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff