The majority of the millennials, born between 1981 and 1996, said in a poll released Monday that they would vote for a socialist candidate.
In a YouGov / Victims of Communism opinion poll conducted September 6-13, 70 percent of the millennials said that they would be somewhat or very likely to vote for a socialist in an American election – and those who said they most likely doubled in the past year from 10 percent in 2018 to 20 per cent in 2019.
Bernie Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, is a self-proclaimed democratic socialist and gave the mobility mobility in the 2016 presidential election where he was defeated by Hillary Clinton in the primary competition.
He argues for extreme left policies such as Medicare for All, considerably higher taxes on higher incomes and the Green New Deal.
A poll released on Monday shows that 70 percent of the Millennials in the US would vote for a socialist candidate
The rise of democratic socialist senator Bernie Sanders (left) and representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (right) has shown the shift in younger generations towards the preference for this ideology that advocates a larger government
Elizabeth Warren, a Democratic leader in 2020, is often piled up by progressive Sanders, but she claims to be a & # 39; capitalist for my bones & # 39; and it would be & # 39; wrong & # 39; to label her as a socialist
Fellow Democratic Socialist and Freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was elected to the House in the midterms of 2018 and her popularity, especially among younger generations, shows the shift in the US towards a favorable view of ideology.
Ocasio-Cortez was the organizer of Sanders' presidential campaign in 2016 and recently approved his second consecutive run for president just a few weeks after his heart attack.
The poll showed that 50 percent of the millennials – those of 23-28 years – and 51 percent of Generation Z – those of 16-22 years – have a somewhat or very unfavorable view of capitalism, respectively 8 and 6 percent, from 2018.
Democratic 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren, although piled up as a progressive with Sanders, has insisted that she is a "capitalist to my bones" and indicated that it would be "wrong" to call her a socialist.
Despite the movement of younger generations to support socialism, Warren regularly places higher than Sanders in national and regional polls. In recent weeks, she has emerged as a front runner and even beat the usual former candidate vice president Joe Biden.
According to the survey, older generations vote much less for a socialist candidate.
Only 44 percent of generation X, 39-54 years, 33 percent of Boomers, 55-73 years, and 33 percent of the Silent Generation, who are 74 years and older, say that they are somewhat or very likely to vote for a socialist.
The poll of the Victims of Communism also indicates that more respondents believe that Donald Trump is a greater threat to world peace than totalitarian, communist and corrupt leaders Kim Jong Un, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jingping and Nicolas Maduro
When ignoring generation lines, Americans are generally more reluctant to vote for a self-proclaimed democratic socialist than last year. In this poll, 53 percent said they & # 39; hesitantly & # 39; were or would never vote for a candidate who identified as a socialist compared to the 47 percent who said they would do the same in 2018.
Another indication that millennials prefer socialism to capitalism, the poll showed, is that one in five said they believe society would be better off if all private property were abolished and government property instead. to be.
Traditionally, socialist views argue for a larger government and more government control, while capitalism lends itself to a smaller federal government, less government intervention in business and personal life, and prefer the free market to stand.
Sixty-one percent of the survey respondents said they prefer capitalism over other economic systems – the same result of the 2018 poll.
The poll, which surveyed more than 2,000 US residents under the age of 16, has a margin of error of 2.4 percent.
It turned out that Americans consider Donald Trump to be a greater threat to world peace than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese leader Xi Jingping and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro – all who have communism, totalitarian or otherwise lead corrupt government.
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