Ocasio-Cortez & Omar Shredded in Democrat Voter Poll, Dems Panic for 2020
Demo 'Squad' have extremely low favorable views among voters
Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) recent antics may cost the Democratic Party the presidency and the House in 2020, according to a new internal Democrat poll in swing districts released on Sunday.
According to the Axios report:
"Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74% of voters in the poll; 22% had a favorable view."
"Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — another member of The Squad — was recognized by 53% of the voters; 9% (not a typo) had a favorable view."
"Socialism was viewed favorably by 18% of the voters and unfavorably by 69%," Axios added.
And "capitalism was 56% favorable; 32% unfavorable."
The firm that conducted the poll requested Axios that it remained anonymous because it works "with all parts of the party."
According to a high-level Democrat involved in 2020 congressional races:
"If all voters hear about is AOC, it could put the [House] majority at risk. [S]he's getting all the news and defining everyone else’s races. Socialism is toxic to these voters," Axios reported.
The poll's results are similar to other polls on socialism and AOC.
Another poll from June in Ocasio-Cortez's district also had some revealing figures.
- They don’t like her. She has a more than 2:1 ratio of unfavorable (50.88%) to favorable (21.37%) in public opinion.
- They don’t trust her. Only 10.75% thought she had their best interests in mind in quashing the Amazon deal – 32.60% said she didn’t.
- They don’t want her. 33.44% are ready to vote against her, and only 13.30% would vote for her.
Despite Media Spotlight, AOC and Omar Suffer from Low Favorability— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) July 15, 2019
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The news comes after President Donald Trump mocked the progressive Democrat 'squad' by telling them to go back and fix the places they came from before preaching what the United States should do.
The president's remarks seemed to be targetting Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is from Somalia and has been highly critical of the United States.
In March, a Quinnipiac University poll quizzed both Democrats and Republicans regarding the 29-year-old New York socialist and found that those who know who she is, don't like what they see.
The Democratic Party freshman has been causing a stir Capitol Hill and in the media since she was recently elected.
When asked about AOC, however, the poll found that the majority of the voting public answered either "unliked" or "unknown" regarding their opinion on the controversial congresswoman.
"All is definitely not A-OK for AOC," Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a statement.
"Most voters either don't like the firebrand freshman Congresswoman or don't know who she is."