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N AT I O N A L

D E M O C R AT
PRIMARY SURVEY

Feb. 2-4, 2016

M ETHODOLOGY
The following national survey was conducted by
OnMessage Inc. Telephone interviews were
conducted on February 2-4, 2016. This survey
consists of 1000 likely Democrat primary voters
and was stratified to reflect historic voter
trends. The margin of error for this survey is +/3.10%.

I D E O LO G Y M A K E U P
Very Liberal
Somewhat Liberal
Moderate
Somewhat Conservative
Very Conservative

38
27
20
7

5
AGE 66+

AGE 35 & UNDER

37

28 28 33
16

3 1

25
8 8

4
Very Fav
Somewhat Fav
Somewhat Unfav
Very Unfav

I M AG E T E S T S

SOCIALISM
Net: +13

CAPITALISM
Net: +17

43

47

12

13

31
15
15

30

No Opinion
Never Heard Of

24
2

34
17
13

30

20
3

COMMUNISM
Net: -75

1
3
14
65

79

14
3

I M AG E T E S T S
SOCIALISM
AGE
Favorable
Unfavorable

50

46

42

31

24
45 and Under

46-55

37 33

30

56-65

66+

GENDER/RACE
46

30

Male

40

29

Female

44

31

White

37

23

Af. American

42 36

Hispanic

SOCIALISM HEAD

TO

HEAD

Thinking about different forms of government, which of the following


statements do you agree with most?
Some people say free market capitalism is the best form
of government. They say that its not the governments
job to pick winners and losers and that government
intervention only leads to inefficiency. They say that
capitalism produces the greatest amount of personal and
economic freedom for every individual and is ultimately
results in the best economic outcome for society, even if
some people are left behind because they cant compete.

Other people say that socialism is the best form of


government. They say that corporations have too much
control and that the capitalist system is set up to favor the
rich and powerful. They say that the only way to police
corporations and protect the citizens is for the
government to take a larger role in managing the
economy to make sure that every individual has equal
access to basic necessities and public goods, even if that
means that some people have to transfer their wealth to
others.

40
25
Capitalism

Socialism

10

13

12

Both

Neither

DK/Refuse

SOCIALISM HEAD

HEAD

TO

AGE
Capitalism
Socialism

48

46

29

22

19
45 and Under

38

46-55

28

56-65

36

66+

GENDER/RACE

28

40

Male

23

39

Female

25

40

White

27

40

Af. American

21

40

Hispanic

SOCIALISMS

I M PAC T

Do you think socialism has a positive or negative impact


on society?

Somewhat

57
40

Strongly

27
15

17

12

16

Positive

Negative

DK/Refused

POLICY SPLIT SAMPLE


H E A LT H C A R E
As you may have heard, there are some in Congress who
have proposed drastically changing the healthcare system
in this country to ensure that everyone, regardless of
income, has the same access to healthcare. They suggest
doing away with private practices, private hospitals and
private insurance plans and instead replacing them with a
government run system that would be funded through
federal and state tax dollars. Would you favor or oppose
changing the current healthcare system to a government
run system?

47
22

39

Somewhat

Thinking about healthcare in this country,


would you favor or oppose changing our
system to the Socialist health care system
that is currently in place in Denmark?

43

Somewhat
Strongly

Strongly

20

15

25
10

25

24

Favor

Oppose

14
DK/Refused

23
Favor

32

15
Oppose

DK/Refused

10

BARRING PRESS

FROM

C A M P U S P R OT E S T S

Please tell me if you agree or disagree with the following statement.


Most of the media in our country is controlled by corporations who
are more interested in profits than telling the truth. Before a
corporate owned media entity covers a campus rally for racial
equality, they should first prove that they are not biased against the
content of the rally.

67

Somewhat
Strongly

27

40

Agree

19
11
8

15

Disagree

DK/Refused

11

BARRING PRESS

FROM

C A M P U S P R OT E S T S
AGE

72

67
18

67

64
23

17

45 and Under

46-55

67
22
Male

63
16

Female

19

56-65

GENDER/RACE

68

22
White

Agree
Disagree

66+

79

79
10

Af. American

13
Hispanic

12

A G R E E / D I S AG R E E S E R I E S
Less Likely

The Federal government should tax the rich and spread the
wealth around as it is good for everybody.

25 1213

Obamacare did not go far enough and we should now progress to


the next step and create a single-payer healthcare system similar
to Canada and countries in Europe.

27

The Federal government, not the private sector, is best equipped


to run, regulate, and innovate the economy in order to help every
American and not just the rich and powerful.

29 1415

Government is more capable of managing certain industries and


sectors of the economy than private corporations.

31

100 80
Strongly Disagree

NET

More Likely

60

40

34

34

68 +43
61

+34

30 26

56

+27

15 16 33 23

56

+25

1314 27

20

Somewhat Disagree

20

34

40

Somewhat Agree

60

80 100
Strongly Agree

13

A G R E E / D I S AG R E E S E R I E S
Less Likely

NET

More Likely

We should make tuition at public universities and colleges free for


all students and will pay for it by raising taxes on private
investments.

35

19 16 26 32

58

+23

Colleges and universities should protect students from harmful


language on campus.

36

21 15 25 30

55

+19

In some cases the government should take control of certain


industries such as airlines or health care to better manage them
because they are too important to our whole society to leave up
the private businesses.

35

17 18 30 22

52

+17

100 80
Strongly Disagree

60

40

20

Somewhat Disagree

20

40

Somewhat Agree

60

80 100
Strongly Agree