Back in May, the pollster YouGov surveyed Americans about their thoughts on socialism and capitalism.
This month, after the Democratic debate, YouGov decided to poll the same question.
One thing to notice is that Democrats now have a more positive view of socialism—by double digits.
The question is: who are these 9-11 percent of Republicans who have a favorable opinion of socialism? I can’t say I’ve met any of them.
YouGov also asked people the Anderson Cooper question: do you consider yourself a capitalist or socialist?
Capitalists outnumber socialists by three-to-one (30% to 9%) overall, but the majority say neither (46%) or “Not sure” (15%). Most independents and most Democrats are in neither the “socialist” nor the “capitalist” camp (though 21% identify as socialists, versus 14% as capitalists). Most Republicans (57%), however, call themselves capitalists.