Maybe Calling Obama A “Socialist” Wasn’t A Good Idea

Ken AshfordObama OppositionLeave a Comment

The unspoken GOP tactic is this: Paint Obama as a socialist.  That way, people will start disliking Obama.  And the GOP wins the day.

Problem is, the strategy may have backfired.  Why?

Because it seems to have caused many Americans to reassess their view of socialism, rather than Obama.

According to this recent Gallup poll:

More than one-third of Americans (36%) have a positive image of "socialism," while 58% have a negative image. Views differ by party and ideology, with a majority of Democrats and liberals saying they have a positive view of socialism, compared to a minority of Republicans and conservatives.

36% of all Americans have a positive view of socialism?  Yes, 36% is comparatively low, but it would have been in the single digits ten, twenty, or thirty years ago!!