While the left-leaning mainstream media is bombarding the nation with headlines about the rise of Democratic Socialist presidential candidate and Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, poll after poll is revealing that most Americans are not in favor of socialism; plus more of today’s top stories in conservative politics.
Polls: Most Americans don’t like socialism
Nearly 6-in-10 Americans, 58%, said they had an unfavorable impression of socialism in the latest NPR/PBS/Marist poll. Only 28% of Americans held a favorable view of socialism.
In the same poll, 57% of Americans favored capitalism, with only 28% who favored socialism.
Notably, those surveyed who were in favor of capitalism were 50% Democrats and 46% Republicans.
A week earlier, 53% of Americans in the latest Gallup poll said they would not vote for their party nominee if that person was a “generally well-qualified person for president who happened to be a socialist.”
Only 45% said they would vote for a socialist.
Barr: No plans to resign from DOJ, despite false media reports
The mainstream media is at it again trying to spread false rumors that Attorney General William Barr is considering resigning. Many headlines falsely reported that Barr was considering resignation out of frustration with tweets by President Donald Trump.
In response to mainstream media allegations, a spokesperson at the department of justice tweeted on behalf of Barr: “Addressing Beltway rumors: The Attorney General has no plans to resign.”
Sanders is rising but socialism isn’t popular with most Americans
As the results of the two polls described in the paragraphs above show, socialism isn’t popular among most Americans.
Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who is running for the Democratic nomination in 2020 and currently appears to be the Party front runner, identifies himself as a democratic socialist.
Sanders’ brand of socialism is hard to pin down. Terms such as a Denmark-style, Scandinavian or Nordic style of socialism have been offered.
“We cannot go back to the old ways,” Sanders said during a speech at George Washington University in August 2018. “We have got to go forward with a new and progressive agenda.”
In the speech, Sanders likened the aim of Democratic Socialism as that of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, saying “We must take up the unfinished business of the New Deal and carry it to completion. This is the unfinished business of the Democratic Party and the vision we must accomplish.”
In the same speech, Sanders accused President Donald Trump of profiting from “corporate socialism.”