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Over 40% of voters think Democrats will try to impose socialist policies on U.S. if they win Senate

Less than one-third of those polled disagreed.

Georgia Senate Democratic candidate Jon Ossof
Georgia Senate Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff
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Updated: December 17, 2020 - 2:23pm

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A plurality of voters think Democrats will attempt to install socialist policies across the country if they win control of the Senate next month, according to a new Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen.

Forty-three percent of those surveyed said Democrats will "try to impose socialist policies on the nation" if they secure a majority of seats in the Senate following special elections in Georgia next month. Just 31% of voters felt otherwise, while 25% were unsure. 

If Democrats win control of the U.S. Senate, will they try to impose Socialist policies on the nation?
Just the News Daily Poll
With Scott Rasmussen


The two 2020 Senate races in Georgia were forced into runoffs after candidates in each of races failed on Nov. 3 to secure a majority of votes. Democrats, if they win both races, will have a 50-50 split in the now-GOP-controlled chamber. But Democrat Joe Biden's running-mate, Kamala Harris, would as vice president have the tie-breaking vote.

Georgia has become a political hotbed in the weeks since, with President Trump and Joe Biden each pushing aggressively for voters to turn out and elect their respective fellow party-members. 

The survey was taken by 1,200 registered voters and conducted by Rasmussen from Dec. 10-12.

To see the poll's cross-demographic tabulations, click here.

To see the poll's methodology and sample demographics, click here.

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