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12. One explanation: the Ad Council strongly propagandized against socialism in the 40's through 90's
Sat Mar 7, 2020, 10:42 PM
Mar 2020

There was a strong effort to demonize not only communism, but socialism and even European social democracy by numerous organization, with the government founded, industry-supported Ad Council being perhaps the most important.

"How socialism became un-American through the Ad Council’s propaganda campaigns"

So younger folks (<~40) have been exposed far less to negative views of even social democracy than older folks-- which would explain the age gap fairly well, as they would be far more open to Sanders' agenda than older Democrats.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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