A new poll revealed that more Democrats have a positive view about socialism than those who express a positive view about capitalism.

The Gallup poll, published on Monday, showed that 47 percent of Democrats view capitalism positively, a decrease from 56 percent in 2016.

It also showed that 57 percent currently have a positive view of socialism, actually dropping 1 percent from 2016.

Lisa Boothe reacted to the numbers Tuesday on "Outnumbered," saying that Republicans should be critical but also look at their own spending to get it under control.


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Fox News contributor Jessica Tarlov added that Democrats seem to be down on capitalism because they want something to blame for feeling left out of the economy.

She said that capitalism has become a kind of "dark cloud" over the heads of Democrats, where there is a lot of discussion regarding income inequality.

In the "real world," Melissa Francis said, the socialist economic system won't work.

"That's not how humans behave. It doesn't promote growth overall," she said.

The Democratic socialist platform was championed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) two years ago on the campaign trail. Using the same platform, young political newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won a shock victory in June over Rep. Joe Crowley (N.Y.) in a Democratic primary. 

Watch more of the discussion from "Outnumbered" above.


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