'Socialism' Label Still a Drag at the Ballot Box

Real Clear Politics

Recent polling appears to show that “socialism” does not carry quite the stigma that it did a generation ago. In fact, for Democratic primary candidates, it could be a plus. A 2018 poll by Gallup shows that 57% of Democrats have a positive view of socialism. A Pew poll from June, 2019 shows Millenials split almost 50-50 on approval of socialism vs. capitalism.