A majority of Democratic voters believe the U.S. economic system is unfair, according to a new Hill / HarrisX poll.
Fifty-seven percent of Democratic voters said the country’s economy was mostly or somewhat unfair, while 43 percent said it was mostly or somewhat fair. In contrast, seven in ten Republican voters said the US economic system was fair.
Independent voters were divided on the issue, 49 percent said the economic system is fair and 52 percent said it is unfair.
For all Americans, the March 1-2 survey found that 53 percent of registered voters said the U.S. economic system was largely or somewhat fair, while 47 percent said the opposite.
“Most Democrats think the economy is unfair while Republicans tend to think things are good, things are fair, things are not rigged, however you want to look at it. . I think that really speaks to the current political climate and the message. Democrats hear presidential candidates. If you’re a Republican, you hear. President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump Announces New Social Media Network Called “TRUTH Social” Virginia State Police Investigating Death Threat Against McAuliffe Meadows Hires Former Deputy AG To Represent Him In Jan. 6 Investigation: MORE report talk about how the economy is doing well, ”Mallory Newall, research director of Ipsos Public Affairs, told The Hill.
“On the Democratic side, there is certainly a higher level of animosity and anxiety about it, because they feel there is a deeper chasm of income inequality and they don’t accept the fact that the economy is doing well, ”she added.
The Democratic primary race has shrunk to three candidates, two of whom are vying for the majority of delegates: the former vice-president Joe bidenJoe Biden White House: United States Donated 200 Million COVID-19 Vaccines Globally Police recommend charges against four people over Sinema bathroom protest. and sen. Bernie sandersBernie Sanders Under pressure, Democrats cut spending (I-Vermont). Sanders, who is behind in the race for delegates after last week’s Super Tuesday contests, has stepped up his attacks on the former vice president, criticizing him for taking money from billionaire donors.
Sanders, a Democratic socialist who has made tackling income inequality the centerpiece of his campaign, has only accepted donations of small dollars.
The Hill-HarrisX poll was conducted online among 1,037 registered voters between March 1 and March 2. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.