Pollster Reveals How Much of America Would Vote for a Socialist Presidential Candidate
According to a new poll, America is not as hot on putting a socialist like 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the White House as many think.
According to a recently conducted Gallup survey, “[m]ore than 90% of Americans say they would be happy to vote for a presidential candidate their party nominated who would be black, Catholic, Hispanic, Jewish or a woman; 80% would accept evangelical Christians, homosexual men, and lesbians; 60-70% are willing to embrace a presidential candidate who is under 40, over 70, a Muslim or an atheist; but only 45% say they would vote for a socialist for president,” summarized by the Jewish Press.
“Gallup’s bottom line conclusion is: The self-declared socialist Sanders could count on 76% of Democratic voters, 45% of Independents and … only 17% of Republicans,” they added.
Gallup also noted that socialists are the “one group tested” who “receive majority opposition.” They also note that “[l]ess than half of Americans, 45%, say they would vote for a socialist for president, while 53% say they would not.”
This is not good news for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) which is why they are starting to get nervous about Sanders as the nominee.
“The only thing, the only thing between the United States and the abyss is the Democratic Party. That’s it. If we go the way of the British Labour Party, if we nominate Jeremy Corbyn, it’s going to be the end of days. … So I am scared to death, I really am,” said former Bill Clinton strategist James Carville while comparing Sanders to Corbyn.
“There’s a certain part of the Democratic Party that wants us to be a cult. I’m not interested in being in a cult. I’m 75 years old. I’m just not a very cult-y person,” Carville added.
Sanders claims he is a “Democratic Socialist” however his policy history suggests he has more in common with communism than the Democratic party.
In 2016, investigative reporter with the New York Post Paul Sperry explained how Sanders is a “diehard communist”:
In the early ’70s, Sanders helped found the Liberty Union Party, which called for the nationalization of all U.S. banks and the public takeover of all private utility companies.
After failed runs for Congress, Sanders in 1981 managed to get elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont, where he restricted property rights for landlords, set price controls and raised property taxes to pay for communal land trusts. …
In 1985, he traveled to [Nicaragua] to celebrate the rise to power of the Marxist-Leninist Sandinista government. He called it a “heroic revolution.” …
Sanders also adopted a Soviet sister city outside Moscow and honeymooned with his second wife in the USSR. He put up a Soviet flag in his office, shocking even the Birkenstock-wearing local liberals. At the time, the Evil Empire was on the march around the world, and threatening the U.S. with nuclear annihilation.
Then, in 1989, as the West was on the verge of winning the Cold War, Sanders addressed the national conference of the U.S. Peace Council — a known front for the Communist Party USA, whose members swore an oath not only to the Soviet Union but to “the triumph of Soviet power in the U.S..”