Finally, President Trump and a prominent Democratic lawmaker share a common trait — low poll numbers!
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the upstart Bronx-born politician who upended 10-term U.S. Representative Joe Crowley in the June 2018 primary before breezing past Republican contender Anthony Pappas in the general election, is polling with lower favorability ratings than Trump.
The recent Gallup poll indicates Ocasio-Cortez has a favorable rate of 31% and unfavorable rate of 41% for a minus-10 net total, which is near where Trump is currently polling.
While the 29-year-old freshman has done a remarkable job branding herself as Congress’ new kid on the block, her backing of the Green New Deal — which has its share of left-leaning detractors, including California Sen. Dianne Feinstein — is bogging down her favorability numbers.
Even more intriguing is that a whopping 70% of voters have formed opinions about her — way higher than the 53% tally Barack Obama was pulling down at the end of 2006, two years into his Senate term and delivering the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
Not surprisingly, about 75% of Republican poll respondents said they held a negative opinion of her, while just one in 20 looked upon her favorably. But she is favored by adults 18 to 34, people of color and women.
And she’s facing a favorability deficit among men (minus-24%) and adults 55 and older (minus-22%).
Saturday, she addressed her poll numbers on Twitter with aplomb.