45% Believe Socialism Caused Venezuelan Crisis; 12% Disagree

Forty-five percent (45%) of U.S. voters believe the economic crisis in Venezuela was caused by the government’s implementation of socialism and socialist policies. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that 12% disagree and 43% are not sure.

Sixty-four percent (64%) of Republicans believe Socialism is to blame. That view is shared by 37% of Independents and 36% of Democrats. Nearly half of all Democrats and Independents aren’t sure (see crosstab results).  Liberal voters are far less likely than others to blame Socialism.

Just 45% of voters are even somewhat closely following news stories about the Venezuelan crisis. Only 15% are following the news Very Closely.

Only half (52%) know that President Maduro has blocked humanitarian aid from entering his country.  And, only 37% know that the U.S. is backing opposition leader Juan Guaido. Thirty-four percent (34%) think it’s appropriate for the U.S. to get involved while 30% disagree.

Forty-three percent (43%) believe the U.S. should  join with other nations and provide sanctuary for those fleeing Venezuela. Thirty percent (30%) disagree.

Many polls have shown growing support for the term Socialism in the United States. However, that does not translate into growing support for traditional Socialist policies. In fact, 60% of voters consider Socialism a threat to America’s founding ideals.
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The national survey of 1,001 Registered Voters was conducted February 24-25, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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