Most Democrats say they would vote for a democratic socialist

Most Democrats would back a democratic socialist for public office, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released on Wednesday.

The survey found that 75 percent of Democratic voters said they would support a candidate who embraced the label, while 26 percent of Republicans and 36 percent of independents said the same.

Younger voters were also more likely to throw their support behind a self-described democratic socialist.

Seventy-four percent of those aged 18-34 said they would back a candidate with the tag, compared to 52 percent of those aged 35-49 and 30 percent of those aged 50-64.

However, voters were nearly evenly split on the term overall: 48 percent of those polled said they would support a democratic socialist, while 52 percent said they would not.

The survey comes as a number of progressive Democrats, including Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezJD Vance takes aim at culture wars, childless politicians Poll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary On The Money: Yellen to Congress: Raise the debt ceiling or risk 'irreparable harm' | Frustration builds as infrastructure talks drag MORE (D-N.Y.), embrace the label.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersPoll: 73 percent of Democratic voters would consider voting for Biden in the 2024 primary Overnight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia US launches second Somalia strike in week MORE (I-Vt.) has become one of the most prominent democratic socialists in the country as the only Democratic presidential candidate to self-identify as one in the 2020 race.

Over the summer, Sanders defended his core political philosophy following criticism from Republican and even some of his Democratic presidential opponents who have branded it as being too radical.

The Vermont senator cast his democratic socialist agenda as a continuation of former President Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal that would expand economic rights and counter President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump hails Arizona Senate for audit at Phoenix rally, slams governor Arkansas governor says it's 'disappointing' vaccinations have become 'political' Watch live: Trump attends rally in Phoenix MORE’s brand of nationalism.

The Hill-HarrisX survey was conducted online among 523 registered voters between Nov. 1 and Nov. 2. The margin of error for the full sampling is plus or minus 4.3 percentage points.

—Tess Bonn