An overwhelming majority of likely American voters prefer a free market over a socialist economic system, according to a Rasmussen poll.
The poll, which was conducted at the beginning of the month, revealed that 74 percent of the people surveyed support a free market. Conversely, only 13 percent of people questioned would prefer a socialist economic system. Another 13 percent said they were undecided.
The results of this poll highly contradicted Democratic Socialist congressional hopeful Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s statements and platform.
Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic primary in New York’s 14th district by defeating longterm incumbent Joe Crowley.
She ran on a platform of socialism similar to that of former presidential nominee hopeful Bernie Sanders.
“Well, you know, I think that we’ve seen that the American people — the vast majority of American people believed and approved and expanded Medicare for all,” Ocasio-Cortez stated in a CNN interview last month. (RELATED: OCASIO-CORTEZ: ‘MAJORITY OF AMERICAN PEOPLE’ AGREE WITH HER SOCIALIST VIEWS)
This survey has a 95-percent level of confidence with a sampling error of 3-percent points either direction.