When Democrats are accused of being socialists, they get indignant and complain about conservative name-calling. But, according to a new Gallup poll, over half of Democrats DO like socialism:
A majority of 53% of Democrats have a positive image of socialism, compared to 17% of Republicans.
Sixty-one percent of liberals say their image of socialism is positive, compared to 39% of moderates and 20% of conservatives.
All together, 36% of Americans are favorably inclined towards socialism, which of course means that 64% do not. This suggests, though, that the ideological divisions in this country are not just violations of civility or political exaggerations, but real and deep.