SOCIALISM USA: Poll Finds ‘NEARLY HALF’ of Young Democrats Identify as ‘Socialists’

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A stunning new survey released this week shows nearly half of millennial Democrats self-identify as “socialists,” raising serious new questions about the future of the party ahead of the upcoming 2018 midterm elections.

The poll, conducted by Buzzfeed, found 47% of Democrats between the ages of 22-37 considered themselves “socialists” or “Democratic socialists.” Just 17% of those asked said they “would never identify as either.”

The Buzzfeed survey also found that 24% of Republican millennials identified as either a “socialist” or “Democratic socialist.”

The study was conducted September 21-24 2018 just months after Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated a moderate Democratic incumbent; shocking the political world and fueling increased attention for the liberal ideology.

Read the full survey here.

h/t Washington Examiner