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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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

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.


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





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