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https://news.gallup.com/poll/247820/rep-ocasio-cortez-better-known-image-skews-negative.aspx

 

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Two months into her new job on Capitol Hill, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a much more recognizable figure to Americans. 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. But the increased visibility has not improved her overall standing with Americans. Whereas the public had mixed views of Ocasio-Cortez in September, her image now tilts slightly negative, with 31% viewing her favorably and 41% unfavorably.

Since September, the congresswoman's unfavorable rating has climbed 15 percentage points while her favorable rating is up by seven points. The latest data are from a Gallup poll conducted Feb. 12-28. Underscoring how far she has come so quickly, Ocasio-Cortez's ratings are currently similar to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, whose favorable, unfavorable and no opinion ratings from December are nearly identical to the congresswoman's latest figures. Schumer has served in Congress since 1981, first in the House of Representatives, and since 1999 in the Senate

Despite some increase in her favorable ratings, Ocasio-Cortez's unfavorable ratings grew at a greater pace since September among most groups. The congresswoman is viewed negatively by most Republicans, of whom 73% have an unfavorable view of her -- up from 52% in September. Only 5% of Republicans view Ocasio-Cortez favorably -- resulting in a net favorable rating of -68 among this party group. The fact that Republicans are more likely to have an opinion of her than Democrats helps explain her overall net-negative rating. Ocasio-Cortez is also underwater in her net favorable ratings among men (-24), whites (-24) and adults aged 55 and older (-22). On a net basis, Ocasio-Cortez performs best among Democrats (+41), of whom a majority (56%) now view her positively, and nonwhites (+20). Meanwhile, her net ratings are slightly negative among independents (-5) but slightly positive among women (+4) and Ocasio-Cortez's own age cohort of adults aged 18 to 34 (+5).

 

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eaucitronnée
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Ocasio-Cortez is also underwater in her net favorable ratings among men (-24), whites (-24) and adults aged 55 and older (-22).

no wonder

they stay being politically garbage lol

when almost half of the country are republicans, wherein a solid majority of them hates her (-68 net approval), it's not shocking that her overall approval rating gets dragged down like that.

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Lucas32
7 minutes ago, eaucitronnée said:

no wonder

they stay being politically garbage lol

when almost half of the country are republicans, wherein a solid majority of them hates her (-68 net approval), it's not shocking that her overall approval rating gets dragged down like that.

So, the main demographics that supported Trump view her unfavorably?

She‘s doing something right then :clap3: 

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nick4bty

She's annoying as well and trying WAY too hard, on top of her incessant social media (Facebook esp) propaganda that is so blatantly obvious. Her intentions are good but she's mostly clueless in her policies and is way too in your face about every little thing she does or stands for. 

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Meowster

I love her but I’ve noticed she’s been much more low-key the last month or two, so she must have been seeing some numbers herself. 

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Can't_M!ss_This

She does need to refine her messaging. But I can see her becoming much more liked if she does that 

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qurl

she’s part of the liberal tea party. they weren’t elected in 2010 to be likeable , they were elected to f**k sh!t up (they just happened to be doing it for the worse). AOC wasn’t elected in 2018 to be palatable for the masses , she herself would proudly consider herself a radical

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TheFireLexus

It's not just Americans.

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Sazare
2 minutes ago, qurl said:

she’s part of the liberal tea party. they weren’t elected in 2010 to be likeable , they were elected to f**k sh!t up (they just happened to be doing it for the worse). AOC wasn’t elected in 2018 to be palatable for the masses , she herself would proudly consider herself a radical

mess, don't call it that

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lepetitmonstr

I really liked her but she became annoying real quick. And that comment of hers dragging moderates was NOT cute and NOT the tea.

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qurl
5 minutes ago, Sazare said:

mess, don't call it that

they are not perfect comparisons but the parallel still stands. much like liberal minded people and progressives were appalled at the tactics and dispositions of tea party elected officials (especially at the very beginning of that wave) , conservatives have turned AOC and the other members of whatever the “socialist democrat” consists of into their own new boogeymen

 

really i think Trump was just elected so that conservatives have something to point to about how much liberals “overreact” , like how conservatives overreacted about everything re: Obama (said he was gonna take all the guns away, turn the US to communism, delcare marshall law and all the other conspiracy theories) the difference obviously being that Obama was sane decent and promoting the best interests of the US and trump is doing what trump is doing.

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jinzo

She needs to pick her battles. 

 

You don't see every other Democrat popping off at every little thing. 

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YaDirtyGoddess
56 minutes ago, Pie-kun said:

Ocasio-Cortez is also underwater in her net favorable ratings among men (-24), whites (-24) and adults aged 55 and older (-22).

Most of them will probably be dead by the time she's old enough to run for office :oh:

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Dessy

Republicans are truly a lost cause. With conservative media hyper-covering the freshman democrats, I'm not surprised she's even more underwater with them. 

 

AOC, continue shaking the table :fan: 

 

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Underscoring how far she has come so quickly, Ocasio-Cortez's ratings are currently similar to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, whose favorable, unfavorable and no opinion ratings from December are nearly identical to the congresswoman's latest figures. Schumer has served in Congress since 1981, first in the House of Representatives, and since 1999 in the Senate.

The path is clear and open :celestial5:

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19SLAYty9

Luckily most of those over 55 will all be dead when she actually runs for president

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Chemist

It's rare to have a new member of Congress who is so widely recognizable by the public so soon in her career on the Hill. Senators Ted CruzMarco Rubio and Elizabeth Warren each made big splashes when they were elected earlier in the decade -- but even after each of their first 18 or so months in the Senate, most Americans had never heard of them or had no opinion about them. By contrast, Ocasio-Cortez is known by most Americans at this point, despite having only two months on the job as a House freshman. The only more recognizable member so early on was Hillary Clinton in 2001, who was already well known from the previous decade as first lady.

 

She is kind of legendary already though :jonny5:

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ArtForFreedom

I like that shes pushing buttons and making people uncomfortable. Shes making people think rather than just accept status quo

 

I find it humorous that this poll was taken seeing that she is a woman. Did they do the same with some one like Trey Gowdy?

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Adonis
2 hours ago, Lucas32 said:

So, the main demographics that supported Trump view her unfavorably?

She‘s doing something right then :clap3: 

:clap3:

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Istan4R

Shes a woman of color in Trumps America :michael:

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Adonis
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2 hours ago, Meowster said:

I love her but I’ve noticed she’s been much more low-key the last month or two, so she must have been seeing some numbers herself. 

My bf who claims he is conservative really likes her once he actually listened to what she was saying. Now he sends me videos to watch.

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Troye

She's has everyone SHOOK.

 

Queen. :clap3:

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Troye

She's has everyone SHOOK.

 

Queen. :clap3:

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King Maxx

All the moderates and conservatives tears right now. GOOD.

 

 

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Haus

she's doing a PHENOMENAL job grilling elites and trump officials in congressional hearing. she may be relatively unpopular now but the work she's doing is what will help get us to a better phase of american democracy. 

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