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Democrats Don’t Want to Become a Socialist Party

The new class of Democratic representatives and senators sworn in to Congress brings with it a growing movement of socialist ideologies, but while Democrats are intrigued by the ideas of socialism, they’re not willing to commit to becoming a socialist party.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 32% of all Likely U.S. Voters think the national Democratic party should officially declare itself a socialist party, up from 28% in July.  Fifty percent (50%) disagree, while 18% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 6-7, 2019 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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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on January 6-7, 2019 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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