Yeah, of course we know that. Now go tell it to the Democrats. A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll out yesterday shows that Americans might have their complaints about economic unfairness, but they overwhelmingly see capitalism as the solution rather than the problem. Or at the very least, they overwhelmingly believe socialism isn’t the solution:
Fifty-two percent of all voters say they have a positive view of capitalism, versus 18 percent who have a negative opinion.
The numbers are reversed for socialism, with 53 percent having a negative view and 19 percent a positive one.
Unfortunately, NBC’s report doesn’t give any access to the crosstabs on this point. The Wall Street Journal’s report doesn’t even mention the outcome on this question at all, sticking instead with the polling on Donald Trump’s impeachment and the 2020 horse race, which we’ll get to in a moment. This is more significant, however, as it speaks to a more fundamental question about the horse race in 2020 and the choice that voters will have to make in it. If Democrats think America’s ready for a socialist president, they’re about to be very unpleasantly surprised.