The economy is booming under President Trump, but Democrats keep moving left - even toward socialist policies, Laura Ingraham pointed out Tuesday.

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, compared to 57 percent who have a positive view of socialism. Those results were flipped a few years ago.


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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.

Ingraham noted that American colleges are partly responsible for indoctrinating young people on leftist economic principles, including on the teachings of Karl Marx. She said college students naturally gravitate toward "any huckster promising freebies," like free tuition, health care and housing. 

"Here's an indisputable historical fact that eludes most college professors these days: there has never been a successful socialist government," she pointed out, highlighting the current "socialist hell" in Venezuela. 

"Despite all that, Democrats think they can win back power by touting the utopia of [socialism]?" Ingraham asked, noting that the left is now driven primarily by "anti-Trump delirium," opposing anything favored by the president. 

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