Freshman Dem AOC Rose to Fame Quickly — But New Poll Shows She’s Mostly Disliked by Americans

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A new Gallup poll published Friday found that freshman Democratic firebrand Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) name recognition among American adults was on the rise, however, her favorability tilts toward the negative.

The poll — which was conducted in February — found that the percentage of American adults who did not know who Ocasio-Cortez was or had no opinion on her shrank to 29 percent.

This is 21 points down from the 50 percent level recorded in a similar poll last September after the self-described democratic socialist unseated Democratic powerhouse former Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in the primary elections last June.

The poll also reported that the queen of the Green New Deal’s favorability rating rose seven points from September, sitting at 31 percent in February.

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Her unfavorability rating, though, had a much different story: over 40 percent of American adults view Ocasio-Cortez negatively.

The new data showed that the New York Democrat’s unfavorability increased among American adults to 41 percent. Ocasio-Cortez’s unfavorability rating was at 26 percent in September of last year, illustrating a 15 point rise.

The poll also puts the congresswoman’s net favorability at -10 percent, down eight points from the last poll.

Additionally, it was found that almost three-quarters (73 percent) of Republicans surveyed in February had a negative view of Ocasio-Cortez, while only 5 percent of Republicans viewed her in a positive light. Her net favorability among Democrats in the poll, though, rose to 41 percent.

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Ocasio-Cortez made waves when she unexpectedly unseated Crowley in the primary for her New York district. She was named to the influential House Financial Services Committee and has spearheaded the controversial Green New Deal in the House.

The New York representative came under fire recently after a complaint filed with the Federal Elections Commission alleged that Ocasio-Cortez’s chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti, directed over $1 million in campaign donations to two private companies that he owned.

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James
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A Wall Street Journal poll in early March 2019 showed that 89.68% of Americans were against Socialism and 10.32% were in favor. Apparently Occasionally-Coherent’s Socialist insanity does not bode well with those who consider themselves to be either Republican or Independent. Those remaining who are referred to as “Democrats” are probably Party loyalists (to a former Party) who must remain in lockstep with the crazies at the helm.

Phyllis Softa
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I am unable to discern WHY it matters what MY opinion of her or her NATIONAL favorability is. She represents ONE of 435 districts. She wasn’t even elected by her freshman class as their representative to House leadership. A more meaningful Gallop poll would be the favorability of the 14th district that sent her to Congress as THEIR representative.What national office does Gallop perceive she is seeking or holding? She’s 29 yrs old. She’s one vote and one voice in a 435 member body.

James
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Why should she even be considered for a House leadership position when her only qualifications are as a bar maid? She should be shutting up, learning how Government works and taking orders from the ???’s who elected her instead of mouthing off and showing her infantile ignorance.

Phyllis Softa
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That is the point, James. She wasn’t. So why all the fuss? Can you discern a logical reason for doing a national poll on a 29 yr old member of Congress without a leadership position? At 29 she’s not running for national office any time soon.

Phyllis Softa
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What do you have against bar maids? How does a TV reality show host and corrupt businessman qualify anyone for POTUS? Need I remind you that Trump held a Rose Garden celebration for the House passage of repeal of Obamacare? What elementary grade were you in when you learned that it takes passage in BOTH chambers of Congress before it makes it to the President’s desk?

Rocky Drummond
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I couldn’t find a lot of comments from her constituents, except FOX’s typical hit-piece on her. In it they revealed that they are still in favor of her, but I would appreciate some accurate polling of good questions being tracked.

Phyllis Softa
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Polling of her DISTRICT VOTERS makes sense. National polling of ANY 29 yr old freshman House Rep 2 months into the job, does NOT. If you clicked on the poll reporting, it breaks it down for party, gender & age. But does not report how many of each group with whom they spoke. For a meaningful result, poll her district in 2020. The NATION did not elect AOC and will not be deciding the fate of her 2nd term, anymore that the nation selects the US Rep from Iowa district 4.

Tammy
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Great! I’m glad people are finallly starting to see through manchurian puppet AOC.

Phyllis Softa
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Tammy, this was not a poll of the DISTRICT that will be making the decision on her 2nd term. It does not matter what anyone else sees or doesn’t see.

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