Thursday, April 9, 2009

Shocking Poll! Socialists v. Capitalists

Here are the shocking results of a Rasmussen poll:

Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure which is better.

I am quite surprised by this! I suspect that either (a) the poll is wrong or (b) the poll is tainted by the economic downturn, which has people angry at the free market. But -- people!! -- the economic downturn could have been prevented in a free market society via more, smarter regulation.

In a sense, this validates my long-held belief that Republicans who throw around the "socialist" label get nowhere. After all, if that many Americans hold such a positive -- though foolish -- opinion of socialism, then the label will not work as an insult.

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