A New Poll Finds That Young American Voters Are Enthusiastically Embracing Socialism
An alarming new poll from Harris shows that Generation Z has a more positive view of the word “socialism” than previous generations. They join millennials now who are more likely to embrace socialistic policies and principles than past generations. Nearly half of young American voters support socialism according to the poll.
These young people were specifically asked if they agreed with the following statement: “Prefer living in a socialist country,” 49.6 percent of Millennials and members of Generation Z, when combined, said they agreed according to the survey which was given exclusively to Axios. That differed from 37.2 percent of the total adult group surveyed. That should alarm and terrify every American out there and it portends very bad things for this country.
There are scant details on what metric was used to determine the ages of the two generations. The Pew Research Center defines anyone born between 1981 and 1996 as a “Millennial” and those born after 1997 as “Generation Z.” The left has done a spectacular job of brainwashing and co-opting our youth into a Marxist mindset.
According to the Washington Examiner: “The poll also finds that a majority of those surveyed agreed that the government should provide universal healthcare (66.7 percent of total) and that it should provide tuition-free college (56.2 percent of total). Despite that, a majority of both young Americans and the total surveyed agree the government should allow private insurance (78.6 percent and 86.5 percent, respectively).” Well, I guess that’s at least something.
“Why it matters: The word “socialism” does not carry the same stigma it did in the past, now that it has been resurrected by celebrity politicians like Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Young people’s political views often change as they grow older, but their support for socialistic policies is a sign that the old rules of politics are changing fast.
“Gen Z and millennials are projected to make up 37% of the electorate in 2020, and what they’re looking for in a presidential candidate is shifting.”
- The top three voting issues for Gen Z, according to the Harris poll, are mass shootings, racial equality, and immigration policy and treatment of immigrants.
- Millennials’ top issues are access to health care, global warming/climate change and mass shootings.
- Gen X’s top issues are: access to health care, terrorism/national security and the national debt — the same top issues for boomers and older.
It's official — we now have 50,000 members! https://t.co/DM6FrNiBu7
— DSA 🌹 (@DemSocialists) September 2, 2018
Harold Meyerson, DSA’s former honorary vice-chair, wrote in a column that their membership topped 50,000 by fall of last year and that growth in membership is “almost entirely” driven by millennials.
One of its most high-profile members is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives last November. In her short tenure, she has co-sponsored the Green New Deal — an economic plan to solve the climate crisis — and floated the idea of a marginal tax rate for America’s highest earners.
Millennials would like politicians like Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders to move their policies even further to the left, but they have brought Democratic Socialist ideas “into the realm of political possibility.”
One millennial said they “have done something incredible in the sense of galvanizing this movement and making it into something that can be pushed for on the ground, and not just kind of dreamed about.”
These young people no longer believe in the American dream. They embrace a socialist nightmare.
These numbers are shocking, as Millennials and Gen Z are set to compose 37 percent of the electorate at the time of the 2020 elections. I sincerely hope they are not accurate as many polls tend not to be. However, I fear from what I have seen in politics over the last few years and in the voting trends themselves that this may indeed be true.
Everything now rides on the 2020 election… whether we will stay a free nation or become a socialist utopia is now at play. Pray for the former and fear the latter.