I’m skeptical it is really this bad.
It does reflect an underlying reality though. I was also left cold by Blompf’s 2020 campaign message about “socialism.” I’ve never been a fan of neoliberalism.
“According to YouGov, which conducted the poll, capitalism, amid a widening divide between the haves and have-nots, has plunged in popularity from a year ago, with one out of every two millennials — ages 23 to 38 — supporting it.
Meanwhile, 36% of millennials polled say that they approve of communism, which is up significantly from 28% in 2018. …”
This is unsustainable.
Either way, Charlie Kirk-style cuckservatism is doomed.
The poll didn’t ask whether Millennials were populists. I’m not opposed to private property or the market. I don’t believe the government should own the means of production. I think the wealthy should pay more in taxes and that both trade and the economy should be regulated to promote the general welfare. I support Universal Basic Income. I also believe that capitalism should be kept on a very short leash for both cultural and economic reasons.
The GOP threw people like us under the bus though who like Tucker Carlson and raised up Charlie Kirk. So they will get Elizabeth Warren and AOC.