Cortez hasn’t denied that she polls poorly nationally – but has dismissed that majority disapproval as being the fault of old white men and used that as an opportunity to imply that polling itself is sexist.
A new poll of AOC’s own district has found her polling overwhelmingly unfavorable, and the demographics of her district (which is 50% Hispanic, 16% Asian, 11% black, 18% white, and D+29 overall) make her previous excuse impossible.
As reported by the Washington Examiner:
[The poll] found that she has a low 21% favorability rating, that just 11% believe she has their best interests in mind, and that only 13% would vote to reelect her.
The key findings:
42% are unfamiliar with AOC.
51% have an unfavorable view of her.
33% are ready to vote against her, and only 13% would vote for her.
The poll comes after countless gaffes in the past few weeks.
Just this month the Congresswoman has complained that she won’t be receiving a $4,500 cost of living raise on top of her $174,000 salary after being on the job for six months. She referred to the $4,500, which is more than she reported earning bartending in the entire year of 2018, as “not even a raise.”
She’s insinuated that the GOP is against birth control (how can anyone honestly believe that?) in a tweet advocating for over-the-counter birth control, but it was Senate Democrats who blocked a push for OTC birth control back in 2015. Senate Republicans launched another bill to legalize OTC birth control in April of this year, but apparently AOC didn’t get the memo and believes this to be her cause.
She also blasted a camp where the children of illegal immigrants were being held as a “concentration camp” – a criticism she probably didn’t make when the Obama administration used those exact same “camps” for the same purpose.
What gaffe is coming next? Stay tuned tomorrow to find out.