Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has only been in Congress a few months but already it feels like forever.
And Gallup has found that most people are not liking what they’ve seen from her so far.
From Fox News:
A Gallup poll released Friday shows that Ocasio-Cortez’s unfavorable rating has risen by 15 points since last September, when she had yet to win the general election, increasing from 26 percent to 41 percent of the American adults polled.
She has also managed to increase her favorability rating, but only by 7 points. About 31 percent of surveyed people view her favorably, compared to 24 percent in September.
Since September, Ocasio-Cortez became more widely recognized across the country, with half of the respondents saying they have never heard of her before. Now only a fifth of surveyed people says they aren’t familiar with the self-described Democratic socialist.
She’s more known than a lot of freshmen were at this point in their time in Congress, like Elizabeth Warren or Marco Rubio, but in a polarizing way, not in a good way.
Most of her support is predictably from the young and the far-left, with opposition coming from Republicans and moderate Democrats.
Nearly three-quarters of Republican respondents say they view her negatively, with only 5 percent having a positive view. Among the Democrats, 56 percent of respondents had a favorable view of Ocasio-Cortez, compared to only 15 percent of the Democrats polled who don’t support her.
She’s also favored by adults 18 to 34, people of color and women. Yet she’s facing a favorability deficit among men (-24), whites (-24), and adults 55 or older (-22).
And perhaps most tellingly, she’s in the negative when it comes to independents, down a net 5 points.
That’s not going to go over well with her and the far left freshmen.
But it just might be a lesson for them that people don’t buy what they are pushing and a boost to the moderates who don’t get as much attention.