Totally Shocked That 55% of Americans Know the True Meaning of Socialism

The results of the poll taken by Democracy Corps don’t really shock me: 57% think Obama is too liberal, 51% disapproval rating, etc.

The 57% of Americans who think Obama is a socialist is what gets me.  I hate to sound like an uppity liberal douchebag from New York, but do those people polled really understand what socialism is?  I know when you ask questions like “is the president doing a shitty job,” or “is Obama too liberal,” that’s easy to answer.  But are these people reacting to the word that we’ve been taught as Americans, is a totally dirty one?  It sure seems that way.

If it wasn’t so sad, it would be comical.