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44% of Democrats Think Socialism Hasn’t Been Given A Fair Chance

Democrats are far more willing than other voters to support a socialist presidential candidate and tend to dismiss criticism of socialism as unfair.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 35% of Likely Democratic Voters view socialism as an economic and political system that has failed in the past. A plurality (44%) believes instead that socialism has never really been given the chance to succeed, while 21% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on March 21 and 24, 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 March 21 and 24, 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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