Another Poll Shows Ocasio-Cortez's Approval Ratings Are Straight Trash

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Posted: Mar 29, 2019 1:20 PM
Another Poll Shows Ocasio-Cortez's Approval Ratings Are Straight Trash

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She may be a fighter. She may be a darling of the far left of the Democratic Party. Her followers may like how she takes the fight to the GOP, even if she’s hitting way above her weight class. But Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) approval ratings are trash. Now, is indicative that her political career is toast? It’s still way too early, though some of these figures are not solid for someone in a solidly Democratic district. For now, let’s just say that she’s probably going to be re-elected, barring any more pushes that cost her state jobs and economic activity a la Amazon purge (via CNBC):

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has grown less popular in New York – even among Democrats – following Amazon's decision to scrap its planned offices in Queens.

Thirty-one percent of registered voters in the state view the freshman House Democrat favorably, while 44 percent have an unfavorable view, according to a Siena College poll released Monday. In January, 34 percent of New York voters viewed Ocasio-Cortez favorably, versus 29 percent who had an unfavorable opinion, a Quinnipiac University poll found.

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Ocasio-Cortez's support has dipped among key constituencies since January. Her net favorability — positive minus negative ratings — among Democrats fell to +17 in March from +46 in January. In New York City, she had only a +6 rating in March, down from a +32 in January. Ocasio-Cortez represents parts of the city's boroughs of Queens and the Bronx.

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The change in her approval ratings may in part come from people knowing more about the lawmaker. Twenty-six percent of respondents to the Siena poll said they did not know how they felt about Ocasio-Cortez or had no opinion — down from 35 percent who said they had not heard enough about her in the Quinnipiac survey.

It could also be that Independent voters are starting to bolt from the left-wing stalwart. In less than six months time, Gallup noted her approval rating has dipped 15 points. Now, Quinnipiac is also noting that all is not well in AOC-land:

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York gets a negative 23 - 36 percent favorability rating, with 38 percent who haven't heard enough about her to form an opinion. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has been good for the Democratic Party, 33 percent of voters say, as 36 percent say she's been bad for the party. 

"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," Malloy said. 

Well, if past surveys have shown, the more people get to know AOC, the more they don’t like her. And having a full-blown socialist agenda via Green New Deal that would wreck the economy doesn't bode well either.