Frank Zeidler would be delighted.
The last Socialist Party leader of a major American city, Zeider died in 2006 at the age of 93. But, to the end, the man who served three terms as the "red mayor" of Milwaukee always believed that it was only a matter of time before America began to renew its interest in socialism.
It seems that Zeidler was right.
A new Gallup Poll finds that socialism is now viewed positively by 39 percent of Americans, up from 36 percent in 2010. Among self-described liberals, socialism enjoyed a 62 percent positive rating, while 53 percent of Democrats and independent voters who lean Democratic gave socialism a thumb's up.
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