Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “unfavorable” rating has skyrocketed now that she has become more well-known, according to a new poll from left-leaning Gallup.
The poll, released on Friday, found that the increase in Ocasio-Cortez’s “unfavorable” rating in recent months has more than doubled her increase in “favorable ratings.”
“Half of U.S. adults were unfamiliar with or had no opinion of her in September after her seismic primary win over the summer, but that figure has shrunk to 29% today,” Gallup reported. “But the increased visibility has not improved her overall standing with Americans.”
In September, Ocasio-Cortez’s “favorable” vs “unfavorable” rating was nearly deadlocked at 24% and 26% respectively, now it stands at 31% and 41% respectively.
Gallup further noted that Ocasio-Cortez’s favorable rating was “underwater” among the majority of groups and was only viewed as favorable among 56% of Democrats.
“The congresswoman is viewed negatively by most Republicans, of whom 73% have an unfavorable view of her — up from 52% in September,” Gallup added. “Ocasio-Cortez is also underwater in her net favorable ratings among men (-24), whites (-24) and adults aged 55 and older (-22).”
Gallup: As Americans become more familiar with AOC, the more unfavorably they view her. Her net favorable rating has dropped from -2 to -10, now at to 31-41 (was 24-26).
AOC's net favorable rating dropped among men, women, independents, Republicans, and every age group. pic.twitter.com/5vG8XEo337
— Happy St. Ratio'd Day (@NumbersMuncher) March 16, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez did not respond well to the news, which is typical of her as she normally reacts to criticisms by playing the victim card, or claiming that they are conspiracy theories, foolish nonsense, or she attacks the source.
“If you want to know what subconscious bias looks like, it’s a headline saying ‘AOC is underwater with every group EXCEPT women, nonwhites, and 18-34 year olds,'” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “So older, conservative white men are considered ‘everyone’ and everyone else is discounted as an exception. Cool”
“The reason people know more is bc Fox News has turned into ‘AOC TMZ’ (no offense to TMZ), so awareness is growing w/ GOPers. @JaneMayerNYer has reported deeply on this propaganda machine + it will be aimed at any Dem they want,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “Nothing changes that. We can’t be scared by that.”
The reason people know more is bc Fox News has turned into “AOC TMZ” (no offense to TMZ), so awareness is growing w/ GOPers.@JaneMayerNYer has reported deeply on this propaganda machine + it will be aimed at any Dem they want. Nothing changes that.
We can’t be scared by that.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 16, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez’s continued attacks on Fox News come as she has refused to go on the following Fox News shows: “The Story with Martha MacCallum,” “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “Hannity,” “The Ingraham Angle,” “Life, Liberty & Levin,” “America’s Newsroom,” “FOX & Friends,” “Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” and “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino.”
Ocasio-Cortez has had a rough couple of weeks as multiple complaints have been filed against her or people on her staff alleging potential campaign finance violations.
The 29-year-old congresswoman also embarrassed herself during a House Oversight Committee Hearing this last week when she questioned Wells Fargo’s CEO.
Ocasio-Cortez also said last weekend that the state of America was “garbage” while she was speaking at a leftist event in Austin, Texas, where she also suggested that corporations should be taxed at 90% and said that Americans should be “excited” about losing their jobs to robots.
Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, a lifelong Democrat who is mulling a potential presidential run as an independent, slammed Ocasio-Cortez at the same event.
“Going back to the Green New Deal, in the Green New Deal there is a proposal that says that by 2030 every building in America is going to be transformed to clean energy,” Schultz said. “Now, that’s a well-intentioned idea but it’s never going to happen. Let’s propose things that are true, that are honest, that are sincere, and that are realistic.”
Author: Ryan Saavedra