Ocasio-Cortez Responds After Being Told She’s Among Congress’ More Unfavorable Members

Despite only serving in Congress for less than three months, Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has built quite a name for herself. Unfortunately for her, it is a mostly negative reputation, left-leaning Gallup reports.

The New York congresswoman was relatively unknown before she toppled the third highest ranking Democrat in the House. She quickly gained popularity in the House for criticizing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and pushing the Green New Deal.

Her time in Congress has spiked her notoriety, as Gallup reports her “unfavorable” rating has grown much faster than her “favorable” ratings.

“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,” Gallup reported. “But the increased visibility has not improved her overall standing with Americans.”

Here’s more from the Daily Wire:

In September, Ocasio-Cortez’s “favorable” vs “unfavorable” rating was nearly deadlocked at 24% and 26% respectively, now it stands at 31% and 41% respectively.

Gallup further noted that Ocasio-Cortez’s favorable rating was “underwater” among the majority of groups and was only viewed as favorable among 56% of Democrats.

“The congresswoman is viewed negatively by most Republicans, of whom 73% have an unfavorable view of her — up from 52% in September,” Gallup added. “Ocasio-Cortez is also underwater in her net favorable ratings among men (-24), whites (-24) and adults aged 55 and older (-22).”

Ocasio-Cortez was told about the results of the poll and took to Twitter to share that she was a victim of “subconscious bias.”

“If you want to know what subconscious bias looks like, it’s a headline saying ‘AOC is underwater with every group EXCEPT women, nonwhites, and 18-34 year olds,’” she tweeted.

“So older, conservative white men are considered ‘everyone’ and everyone else is discounted as an exception,” she added.

“The reason people know more is bc Fox News has turned into ‘AOC TMZ’ (no offense to TMZ), so awareness is growing w/ GOPers. @JaneMayerNYer has reported deeply on this propaganda machine + it will be aimed at any Dem they want,” the congresswoman continued. “Nothing changes that. We can’t be scared by that.”

The Daily Wire reports Ocasio-Cortez’s comments bring an end an embarrassing week for her:

The 29-year-old congresswoman also embarrassed herself during a House Oversight Committee Hearing this last week when she questioned Wells Fargo’s CEO.

Ocasio-Cortez also said last weekend that the state of America was “garbage” while she was speaking at a leftist event in Austin, Texas, where she also suggested that corporations should be taxed at 90% and said that Americans should be “excited” about losing their jobs to robots.

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, a lifelong Democrat who is mulling a potential presidential run as an independent, slammed Ocasio-Cortez at the same event.

“Going back to the Green New Deal, in the Green New Deal there is a proposal that says that by 2030 every building in America is going to be transformed to clean energy,” Schultz said. “Now, that’s a well-intentioned idea but it’s never going to happen. Let’s propose things that are true, that are honest, that are sincere, and that are realistic.”

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