The better they get to know her, the less America likes her.
Tracking the poll from September until now, AOC’s Favorability rating has moved up a little, but her Unfavorability numbers are moving into hockey stick territory.
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.
…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.
What does that mean in practical terms?
In early September 2018, Gallup polled Americans… [24 percent had a favorable view, 26 held a negative view, the rest had no opinion / did not know]
By late February 2019, Ocasio-Cortez won the general election, was sworn in, and those numbers changed dramatically. The most recent Gallup poll showed 31 percent of respondents now have a favorable view of her, but 41 percent said they have a negative view, and only 29 percent said they had no opinion or hadn’t heard of her.
In other words, her negative numbers shot up 15 percentage points in less than six months.
While it’s true that a big factor in Ocasio-Cortez’s drop in approval is Republicans solidifying their negative views, independents have also turned against the New York Democrat. She held a net positive rating (+2) among independents in September. By February, that rating dropped 7 points to a net negative rating of -5.
Whoever said there’s no such thing as bad publicity hasn’t been watching Alexandria’s Career arc.
Whether it was the disastrous Green New Dea rollout that was so embarrassing she tried to blame it on ‘misinformation’, her series of indefensibly dopey public statements, getting her own ‘gotcha’ questions turned around on her in hearings to expose her profound ignorance, despite her (alleged) economics degree, and especially her hypocrisy.
She opposes American intervention helping the people of Venezuela take back their country from an armed despot who is killing his political rivals — despite the fact that the despot has been stripped of his power by correct application of Constitutional powers.
She has defended Ilhan Omar’s antisemitic statements and rather than denounce them directly, the way a Republican’s statements were denounced less than 2 months ago, she watered it down to a non-apology generic ‘hate’ statement including all sorts of groups.
She inexplicably blamed a massacre in New Zealand on the NRA and objected to ‘thoughts and prayers’. She even suggested Americans shouldn’t have kids because of Global Warming — which ironically is an idea more closely aligned with the murderer’s self-described ‘eco-fascist’ population-bomb concerns than anything the NRA stands for.
She has called America ‘garbage’ in public, and finally, with perhaps the height of her hypocrisy, Miss ‘lightning round’ stood in her hearing and said this:
“It’s already super legal, as we’ve seen, for me to be a pretty bad guy. So it’s even easier for the president of the United States to be one, I would assume,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
She also took a bit of a swipe at her colleagues.
“We have a system that is fundamentally broken. We have these influences existing in this body, which means that these influences are here in this committee shaping the questions that are being asked of you all right now,” she said.
With her own ‘opaque’ campaign finance irregularities now under scrutiny, it almost sounds like the ‘bad guy’ she is referring to is actually herself: AOC’s Campaign Finance Nightmare: $1M Went To Chief Of Staff’s Companies
Yeah. Hard to believe she isn’t beloved by everyone on the planet, let alone the country, eh?
Maybe that “I’m the boss” line of hers was a little bit off-putting.
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