More than half of registered voters, or 52%, have a positive view of capitalism, the survey found. Meanwhile, 18% have a negative perception.
At the same time, only 19% of voters have a positive view of socialism. A majority, 53%, have a negative perception.
The numbers reinforce why President Donald Trump has — inaccurately — painted all of his potential Democratic opponents in the 2020 election as socialists. It’s a message the president and his allies could deploy even more often as Sanders rises in national Democratic primary polls and appears to have a good chance of winning multiple early presidential nominating contests.