Following an interview with Sirius XM at CPAC 2019, The Libertarian Republic had the opportunity to briefly speak with Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway.
When asked if Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) “could ever become president,” Conway told TLR,
“The country will never be socialist, so, if she wants to become a capitalist…”
Ocasio-Cortez is known for leading the fight for a Green New Deal, which is considered to be a socialist government program to many conservatives. AOC, a self-described “democratic socialist,” like Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, represents the rapidly growing faction of leftist politics.
Conway’s statement can be backed up by recent polling conducted by Fox News.
The favorable polling numbers for capitalism doubled those for socialism; capitalism with 57% and socialism with a 25% favorable rating. Socialism’s unfavorable rate would be 2% higher than capitalism’s favorable percentage, potentially showing a stronger distaste for socialist policies as opposed to optimism for those that are capitalist.