Ocasio-Cortez Now as Unpopular as Ted Cruz During Obamacare Shutdown
New poll shows progressive congresswoman's popularity is plummeting
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's popularity amongst Americans has taken a nosedive following the recent anti-Semitic row surrounding Rep. Ilhan Omar and more recently her attack on the "thoughts and prayers," words of sympathy for the victims of the Christ church shooting in New Zeland.
But as Americans become more acquainted with Ocasio-Cortez, they more they dislike her.
The progressive congresswoman is now as unpopular as Sen. Ted Cruz when he was leading the 2013 effort to defund Obamacare, which resulted in the government shutdown.
According to a new Gallup poll, just 29 percent of Americans say they have never head of Ocasio-Cortez.
That number is unheard of for someone who only recently elected to the House.
But name recognition doesn't necessarily come with respect an admiration.
Her notoriety has increased significantly since her upset victory in the primary last September.
Back then her 24 percent of those polled favored her, compared to 26 percent who didn't.
But since then, her notoriety has grown as her unfavorable rating has shot up to 41 percent.
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To put things in perspective, back in 2013, Cruz was arguably the most hated figures in American politics because of his campaign to defund Obamacare, which led to the government shutdown.
He then became a figure of hate from both the liberal media and conservatives.
According to the Gallup poll taken in October 2013, Cruz had a 26 percent favorable rating versus a 36 percent unfavorable rating.
This means Ocasio-Cortez has already beat him with 41 percent viewing her unfavorably.
But the congresswoman achieved this with stupid comments and hypocrisy.
She arrived at this year's SXSW conference to deliver her views on climate change, her Green New Deal, as well insisting Americans should be "excited" about losing their jobs to automation, in a gas-guzzling SUV.
But we live in a time were social media 'likes' and 'views' are interpreted as success, sometimes regardless of the content, which is what Ocasio-Cortez does best.
The Congresswoman recently advised her social media followers to reconsider having children, if her "Green New Deal" doesn't pass, due to the impact Climate Change will have on them.
If that's not something to dislike, then we don't know what is.