That’s 47% that said they would consider voting for a socialist. It doesn’t mean they would. Heck, I consider all candidates on the ballot regardless of party, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to vote for them. Under consideration and voting for are two different things. I suppose the good news there is about half of all Americans wouldn’t rule out voting for a socialist. The bad News, a bit over half wouldn’t even consider it.

But like everything else, it probably boils down to who the candidates are. I would have voted for Sanders before I’d vote for Hillary Clinton. Now if I don’t like either one of the major party candidates, I vote third party to officially register my objections to both. No voting for the lesser evil or the candidate I want to lose the least. If I want both to lose, I vote that way via third party.

It's high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first instead of their political party. For way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.