Socialist? No. Fiscal Liberal? Yes.oh, yeah, in my opinion bush was a quasi-socialist
Still, there was a study that gave two proposals about arms reduction to a group of Americans. One had Reagan's name on it and the other had Gorbachev's. Americans when given Reagan's name overwhelmingly supported it over one with Gorbachev's name on it. They then tried the same experiment but swapped the names. Same outcome. That suggests to me people support policies because their candidate supports it regardless of what it actually was even if it was the same policies they derided before because a candidate they did not support pushed it.