Fewer than 1 in 5 see socialism favorably: poll
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Fewer than one in five Americans view socialism favorably, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday.

The poll found that 18 percent of Americans have a positive view of socialism, compared to 50 percent who view it negatively. The poll found opposite perspectives on capitalism, with 50 percent saying they view it favorably and 19 percent reporting that they see it negatively.

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The poll also found that only 25 percent of Americans are enthusiastic or comfortable with a socialist becoming the next president.

The poll's results are based on interviews with 900 Americans from Feb. 24 to Feb. 27. The poll has a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points.

The revelations come as Republicans have recently described several Democratic proposals, such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, as socialism.

"We believe in the American dream, not the socialist nightmare,” President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE said Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Additionally, several prominent Democrats in Congress, including Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Keystone XL Pipeline gets nod from Nebraska Supreme Court MORE (I-Vt.) who is running for the Democratic nomination in 2020, and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezStudents retreating from politics as campuses become progressive playgrounds Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota Poll: Voters split on whether it's acceptable for Israel to deny Omar, Tlaib visas MORE (D-N.Y.), describe themselves as democratic socialists.