Poll: 75 Percent of Democrats Would Back Democratic Socialist Candidate


A Hill-HarrisX poll released on Wednesday shows that 75 percent of Democrats would vote for a Democratic Socialist candidate.

In contrast, only 26 percent of Republicans and 36 percent of independents say they would back someone who describes themselves as a Democratic Socialist.

The Hill reported on its poll, which the media outlet said comes after a number of far left candidates were elected to Congress in 2018, including the Squad — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA):

Younger voters were also more likely to throw their support behind a self-described democratic socialist.

Seventy-four percent of those aged 18-34 said they would back a candidate with the tag, compared to 52 percent of those aged 35-49 and 30 percent of those aged 50-64.

However, voters were nearly evenly split on the term overall: 48 percent of those polled said they would support

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