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Favorables: Socialism 24% Capitalism 68%
Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 28, 2012

Posted on 11/29/2012 6:58:09 AM PST by george76

Most Americans continue to have favorable opinions of capitalism and the free enterprise system.

However, just 24% have a favorable opinion of socialism. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% have an unfavorable view of that economic system

(Excerpt) Read more at rasmussenreports.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: capitalism; socialism

1 posted on 11/29/2012 6:58:13 AM PST by george76
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To: george76

Sorry but the voting doesn’t reflect that.


2 posted on 11/29/2012 7:01:01 AM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: george76

Then why do Americans keep voting for socialism?

Does, perhaps, the media help them make this decision? ;-)


3 posted on 11/29/2012 7:01:22 AM PST by Clarence
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To: george76

Assuming this poll is accurate, this just goes to show that a great deal of our electorate are unable to actually IDENTIFY socialism when it is foisted upon them...


4 posted on 11/29/2012 7:03:39 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("The putrid, metastasizing rot of liberalism consumes only the weak minded.")
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To: george76
This is why the Dems get so angry when you call their lord and savior Barrack a socialist, as well as why they so adamantly deny that which they are.
5 posted on 11/29/2012 7:04:00 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: george76

Two thoughts:

1. If this be the case, nobama has a lot of people fooled.

2. What about the 47%? Seems they’d almost have to be underrepresented to get the numbers Rasmussen is reporting.


6 posted on 11/29/2012 7:04:22 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Clarence
Then why do Americans keep voting for socialism?

Because most 'Americans' can not explain the difference between capitalism and socialism. They can, however, explain the difference between the iPad and the Kindle.

7 posted on 11/29/2012 7:07:35 AM PST by Right Brother
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To: george76

And what was the favorable view of government provided freebies?


8 posted on 11/29/2012 7:11:11 AM PST by Will88
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To: george76

Rasmussen kept predicting a Romney victory, too. I’m looking for a grain of salt right about now.


9 posted on 11/29/2012 7:16:26 AM PST by teflon9 (Political campaigns should follow Johnny Mercer's advice--Accentuate the positive.)
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To: george76

If this poll truly reflects the opinions of US citizens regarding Socialism v. Capitalism, then may we assume that a majority of African-Americans, academics, and young people don’t know what the Hell they voted for? And whose fault is that? Are these groups capable of understanding the import of what they have done, or have they just not been exposed to facts?


10 posted on 11/29/2012 7:17:48 AM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

The word “socialism” is rejected, even by the left.

However, they’ll support the quacking, waddling, web-footed, feathered creatures and declare that they don’t support “duckism”.


11 posted on 11/29/2012 7:19:00 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Clarence
There has been more than one example — Howard Stern in 2008 comes to mind — when someone will do “Man on the Street” style interviews, intentionally switch candidates positions, attribute it to the other person, and ask voters if they agree. The interviewed would praise the GOP’s side thinking it was the Dem's position, then state support for Obama. It's the American Idol mentality. People are ill-informed.
12 posted on 11/29/2012 7:22:06 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Having an abortion is "progressive"?)
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To: MrB

Why didn’t the Republican Party ever label Mr. Obama and his followers what they really are? I kept waiting to hear the M and S words, but Republicans are too intimidated by the criminals now in power even to whisper in private what they should have pasted on every billboard from sea to shining sea: Barack Obama is a Marxist and the US is roaring down the path to Socialism and national poverty.


13 posted on 11/29/2012 7:25:32 AM PST by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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To: MrB

The word is rejected by the left and still 24% find it favorable. That is not America we used to know.


14 posted on 11/29/2012 7:27:38 AM PST by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

Well, maybe “rejected by the left” is too strong...

“not admitted to by the left” might be more accurate.

They’ll still support all the trappings and policies of socialism but will deny that they support socialism.


15 posted on 11/29/2012 7:29:35 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: george76

Temper any Rasmussen poll with the fact that he UTTERLY FAILED to predict the re-election of Dictator Zero.


16 posted on 11/29/2012 7:35:18 AM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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17 posted on 11/29/2012 7:50:42 AM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: Clarence
Then why do Americans keep voting for socialism?

Because the Republicans are afraid to call the Democrats the socialists they are. Even the Democrats do not dare call themselves that.

18 posted on 11/29/2012 8:30:41 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Clarence
Then why do Americans keep voting for socialism?

Because the Republicans are afraid to call the Democrats the socialists they are. Even the Democrats do not dare call themselves that.

19 posted on 11/29/2012 8:30:53 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: george76
However, just 24% have a favorable opinion of socialism.

Then why the HELL did nearly 53% VOTE FOR IT? What were those in the other 29% thinking?

20 posted on 11/29/2012 8:52:24 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

Just heard on Beck’s radio show in which he read a Gallop poll that said socialism is preferred by 53% of demorats.

Dumb voters vote for the person and the Marxist got 82% of those who felt he cared more about them. Never have we had a colder more calculating prez than this one.

And today Romney is guest of honor at the White House. Which sickens me to no end. Come on, Mitt, give that bastard in the WH the middle finger, and the hell with political comity.


21 posted on 11/29/2012 9:13:48 AM PST by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: george76

So why is Obongo President?

Fact is over half the country is too stupid to be allowed to vote.

They can no more tell you the difference between socialism and capitalism than they can tell you the difference between a black hole and a pulsar.

And has been pointed out, Rasmussen predicted a Romney win so excuse me if I don’t take this too seriously.


22 posted on 11/29/2012 9:29:00 AM PST by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: george76

We are idiots. If people are unfavorable towards Socialism, why do they keep voting for Socialists?????


23 posted on 11/29/2012 12:41:30 PM PST by Calpublican
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