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Right-Wing Bloggers Freak Out over Completely Meaningless Rasmussen Poll

Another day, another wingnut feargasm — this time over another dumbass Rasmussen poll.

Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.

OMG IT’S THE END OF AMERICA!!!! TEAPARTY!11!!!!!!

Except…

The question posed by Rasmussen Reports did not define either capitalism or socialism.

D’oh!

So what if the question was, "Do you think the government should allow the elderly to go hungry and without shelter after they retire?" Or, "Should the elderly and poor receive health care, even if they can’t afford it?" Or how about, "Should the government feed impoverished children?" Or what about, "Should the government fund the education of America’s children or should that be left to the free market?"

Yeah, you’re gonna get a much higher affirmative response than 47%. Socialists everywhere!

On the other hand, if you’re Hannitized or a Dittohead who only knows that "socialism" = "bad," I suppose you would find this alarming.

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