‘Socialist’ is used nearly like a swear word by the right wing. It’s pretty much the worst insult in their mind, and they throw it out to describe liberals and their policies as often as possible. Unfortunately for conservative news media conglomerate Fox, it seems that Americans in general view socialism more favorably than they view Fox News.
Gallup conducted a poll recently asking Republicans how they viewed each of the following: small business, free enterprise, entrepreneurs, capitalism, big business, the federal government and socialism.
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