Sanders: U.S. is now more ready for a democratic socialist president
Sen. Bernie Sanders. Photo: Ronen Tivony/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday that the U.S. is more ready for a democratic socialist president than it was when he ran for the 2016 Democratic ticket.
Why it matters: Socialism is losing its Soviet-era stigma, a Harris poll for "Axios on HBO" shows. The poll found 4 in 10 Americans would prefer living in a socialist country over a capitalist one — and it's the preferred system of 55% of women age 18–54 surveyed.