Majority of Americans would vote against socialist candidate for president, poll finds

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Americans are not happy with the prospect of a socialist candidate like Bernie Sanders for president, a new poll finds. A majority of US residents — 53 percent — said they would vote against a socialist candidate for president, the Gallup poll released Tuesday reveals. Meanwhile, only 45 percent of respondents in the poll said they would vote for a socialist. In fact, socialism was the only category in the poll rejected by a majority of Americans. For example, 60 percent of Americans said they would vote for an atheist while 38 percent said they wouldn’t. And more than nine in 10 Americans said they would vote for a presidential candidate nominated by their party who is black, Catholic, Hispanic, Jewish or a woman.