Gallup reports AOC has gone from unknown to unliked; she says the poll is biased

Gallup reports AOC has gone from unknown to unliked; she says the poll is biased
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: YouTube screen grab)

“Americans have taken note of the meteoric rise of [Alexandria] Ocasio-Cortez, who went from a Manhattan bartender to a committee member on the powerful House Financial Services Committee in less than a year,” pollster Gallup writes, adding:

But their view of her has become slightly more negative than positive in the process. As a result, despite her undeniable uniqueness, Ocasio-Cortez’s image is now much like most of her congressional peers, whose negative ratings generally outweigh their positive ones.

The last paragraph should come as something of a consolation for AOC, who has been a congresswoman only a scant two and one half months. But apparently being a “sensation” isn’t enough for her unless she is also popular. So her reaction to the poll is that it must have been skewed in favor of the opinions of white men.

She also blames Fox News for her lousy numbers:

Yeah, when your idea of nonbiased reporting is Jane Mayer, you need to get your head out of the sand.

Her generalization that the poll reflects only the opinions of white males overlooks some key findings. For example, her net favorability among independents is at -5%, and her favorability among women is only at 4%. In fact, if the poll shows any bias at all, it is among nonwhites, whose net approval of her is at 20%.

If Ocasio-Cortez is genuinely interested in improving her polling numbers, two keys might be:

  • To do more boning up than pontificating. She might also want to think before she speaks. This might help ease the notion that she’s a mental lightweight.
  • Cut out the baseless attacks, such as the one against Fox News mentioned above. These make her look petty and vengeful.
LU Staff

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