Latest Poll Shows Ocasio-Cortez Approval Numbers are Crashing!
A poll released Thursday shows freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. is considered to be very bad for the Democrat Party and her approval numbers have drooped to an all time low. The Quinnipiac University survey shows 36 percent of respondents gave Ocasio-Cortez an unfavorable rating. Only 23 percent of respondents approve of her performance.
Thirty-six percent of respondents said Ocasio-Cortez is a bad influence on the party while 33 percent of voters said she was a good influence.
This comes on the heels of NY polling that showed her actually less popular than the President, in her own state!
“All is definitely not A-OK for AOC. Most voters either don’t like the firebrand freshman Congresswoman or don’t know who she is,” Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement after the poll was released.
Ocasio-Cortez, the social media star and self-identified democratic socialist, is fairly unpopular around the country. She is not popular within the party as well, as she has created a civil war between the far left and moderate wings of the party.
This new poll isn’t a one-off finding. Three prior surveys, one in January from Morning Consult, one in February from Fox, and a third in mid-March from Gallup, all found that more Americans had negative views of AOC than had positive ones.
A total of 1,358 voters from across the country were surveyed for the latest Quinnipiac Poll between March 21 and 25. According to Quinnipiac, 559 “Democrats and Democratic leaners” and 582 “Republicans and Republican leaners” took part.
Ocasio-Cortez has done a very good job generating a lot of press in a very short time. The fact that over 70% of the public can form an opinion of a freshman member of Congress is statistically remarkable.
The problem for Ocasio-Cortez is that a lot of the people forming an opinion of her are coming down on the negative side. Her net favorability rating in these polls put her on par with President Donald Trump. His net favorability in an average of the latest Fox News and Gallup polls was -12 points, the same as Ocasio-Cortez’s.
Ocasio-Cortez has started a civil war within the party, with her whole focus on dragging the party as socialistic as she can, and basically self declaring that ‘she is the boss’.
So it is no wonder that Ocasio-Cortez is disproportionately unpopular among Democrats as well. Ocasio-Cortez only scored a +41 point net favorability among Democrats.
These poll numbers are a pretty good indication as to why Nancy Pelosi and centrist freshman Democrats have been hesitant to tie themselves too much to Ocasio-Cortez. She simply put isn’t popular among Americans at large.
It’s astonishing that a Democratic Freshman, and a very young one at that, could get this much attention and get so famous at the beginning of her first term. But the coverage, outside her fans, is not good at all.
She is constantly making weird gaffs, shows often a lack of basic understanding on economics and government, and comes across often as a cocky teenager who knows everything. While her core loves it, middle America does not, obviously!
As we begin the Democrat Primary, I expect that Ocasio-Cortez will be a standard, and the candidates will have to either embrace, or distance themselves. She has done what the Democrat party has avoided for a very long time, letting the word socialism define the party.
Get the popcorn!