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.
SOCIALISM SMACKDOWN: Meghan McCain EDUCATES ‘The View’ on 'REAL SOCIALISM'
Meghan McCain unloaded on her fellow co-hosts during a fiery exchange on ‘The View’ Thursday, slamming ‘democratic socialism’ and demanding NY candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez name “one country” where the failed policies have ever worked.
McCain attempted to educate comedian Joy Behar on the dangers of socialism, citing Venezuela as the latest example of the true effects socialist principles have on a once-healthy economy.
“This makes my head explode, which, by the way, I hope Democrats do run a Democratic Socialist because I think you’ll fail spectacularly and then I’ll look forward to election night when I finally get to tell everyone ‘I told you so’ if you end up running a radical,” McCain said.
“The problem with socialism, in the words of Margaret Thatcher: ‘At a certain point you run out of spending other people’s money.’ Venezuela, one of the richest countries in the world in the 70s — now the average Venezuelan has lost 24 pounds because they’re starving to death,” she added. “Ninety percent of the country is living in poverty. This is what I need from her. Name one country where socialism has ever worked.”
BAD IDEA: Ocasio-Cortez to Debate Economics Professor Over Socialism
Socialist superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is set to square off with her Republican opponent in the coming weeks; setting the stage for a philosophical debate between the self-described Democratic Socialist and a former economics professor.
Cortez will face-off against GOP candidate Dr. Anthony Pappas; a former Associate Professor in Economics and Finance at St. John’s University in New York City.
“‘Professor vs Student’ of economics, this debate will offer the first glimpse of the major party candidates as they go head-to-head in the November 6th general election,” said a press release from Pappas’ campaign.
“Pappas is adamantly opposed to [socialism] because it is not an economic model that has worked in world history,” the campaign told the Daily Wire. “She is far away from any rational plan of action or solution.”
“Ocasio-Cortez is relying on a ‘make the wealthy pay for it’ scam which was shown to raise only $2 trillion for her spending spree,” added the campaign.
h/t Daily Wire