News, Culture & Society

Government workers are more likely to support socialism, new poll finds

Government workers are 36% ‘more likely to vote for a socialist presidential candidate’ and 32% support the overthrow of the Second Amendment, new poll finds

  • New poll published on Monday has found that 36 per cent of government workers are more likely to vote for a socialist presidential candidate
  • A total of 32 per cent of government workers support repealing the Second Amendment, according to poll by Rasmussen Reports and Heartland Institute
  • When respondents were asked about Bernie Sanders, 31 per cent said he is a ‘very unfavorable’ candidate while 29 per cent said he is ‘somewhat favorable’
  • A total of 25 per cent of respondents view Elizabeth Warren as ‘somewhat favorable’ while 34 per cent view her as ‘very unfavorable’

A new poll has found that government workers are more likely to support socialism and repealing the Second Amendment. 

The results from the poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports and the Heartland Institute revealed that 36 per cent of respondents who said they worked for the government would ‘vote for a presidential candidate who identifies himself or herself as a socialist’.

According to Heartland research director, Justin Haskins, that number was the highest of any employment demographic that was tested. 

A new poll has found that government workers are more likely to support socialism and repealing the Second Amendment. Voters are seen listening to presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday 

The results from the poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports and the Heartland Institute revealed that 36 per cent of respondents (voters, file image) who said they worked for the government would 'vote for a presidential candidate' who identifies themselves as a socialist

The results from the poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports and the Heartland Institute revealed that 36 per cent of respondents (voters, file image) who said they worked for the government would ‘vote for a presidential candidate’ who identifies themselves as a socialist

The poll also showed that 32 per cent of respondents who said they work for the government said they support repealing the Second Amendment, which guarantees Americans’ right to ‘bear arms’.

That number was also the highest of any ’employment’ demographic tested. 

Government workers also favored legislation to ban private ownership of ‘assault-style rifles’.

A total of 46 per cent of public employees favor such a ban.

The survey was given to 1,000 likely voters on socialism and those who would consider voting for presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. 

When respondents were asked about Sanders, 31 per cent said he is a ‘very unfavorable’ candidate while 29 per cent said he is ‘somewhat favorable’.

A total of 25 per cent of respondents view Warren as ‘somewhat favorable’ while 34 per cent view her as ‘very unfavorable’.

The survey was conducted between November 13 and 14. Its results were released on Monday. 

The survey was given to 1,000 likely voters on socialism and those who would consider voting for Bernie Sanders (pictured) and Warren. When respondents were asked about Sanders, 31% said he is a 'very unfavorable' candidate while 29% said he is 'somewhat favorable'

The survey was given to 1,000 likely voters on socialism and those who would consider voting for Bernie Sanders (pictured) and Warren. When respondents were asked about Sanders, 31% said he is a ‘very unfavorable’ candidate while 29% said he is ‘somewhat favorable’

A total of 25 per cent of respondents view Warren as 'somewhat favorable' while 34 per cent view her as 'very unfavorable'

A total of 25 per cent of respondents view Warren as ‘somewhat favorable’ while 34 per cent view her as ‘very unfavorable’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.