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Voters Remain Cool to Socialism Despite Bernie’s Surge

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Despite Bernie Sanders’ front-runner status in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, voters aren’t showing more enthusiasm for socialism. Democrats remain more receptive than other voters, however.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 29% of Likely U.S. Voters share a favorable opinion of socialism, with just nine percent (9%) who have a Very Favorable one. Fifty-nine percent (59%) view socialism unfavorably, including Very Unfavorables of 42%. Eleven percent (11%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted February 24-25, 2020 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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