Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is pretty angry this weekend, after the results of a new poll that show people just don’t like her.
And she blames white men for it. And the NRA. And Republicans. And Trump. And everyone but herself.
A new poll from left-leaning Gallup, released Friday, found that the increase in Ocasio-Cortez’s “favorable” rating in recent months has more than doubled her “favorable rating” increase.
According to Gallup:
“Half of U.S. adults were unfamiliar with or had no opinion of her in September after her seismic primary win over the summer, but that figure has shrunk to 29%… But the increased visibility has not improved her overall standing with Americans.”
Gallup: As Americans become more familiar with AOC, the more unfavorably they view her. Her net favorable rating has dropped from -2 to -10, now at to 31-41 (was 24-26).
AOC's net favorable rating dropped among men, women, independents, Republicans, and every age group. pic.twitter.com/5vG8XEo337
— Happy St. Ratio'd Day (@NumbersMuncher) March 16, 2019
Back in September, before she doubled down on things like “getting rid of air travel” and “eliminating cow farts” to save the world, her “favorable” vs “unfavorable” rating was nearly deadlocked at 24% and 26% respectively, now it stands at 31% and 41% respectively.
Gallup went on to note that her favorable rating was “underwater” among the majority of groups. It was only viewed as favorable among 56% of Democrats.
“The congresswoman is viewed negatively by most Republicans, of whom 73% have an unfavorable view of her — up from 52% in September,” according to Gallup. “Ocasio-Cortez is also underwater in her net favorable ratings among men (-24), whites (-24) and adults aged 55 and older (-22).”
Ocasio-Cortez responded in her typical fashion. She took to Twitter to drop the victim card.
“If you want to know what subconscious bias looks like, it’s a headline saying ‘AOC is underwater with every group EXCEPT women, nonwhites, and 18-34 year olds,'” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “So older, conservative white men are considered ‘everyone’ and everyone else is discounted as an exception. Cool.”
If you want to know what subconscious bias looks like, it’s a headline saying “AOC is underwater with every group EXCEPT women, nonwhites, and 18-34 year olds.”
So older, conservative white men are considered “everyone” and everyone else is discounted as an exception.
Cool 👍🏽 https://t.co/qkwTknMYhC
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 16, 2019
“The reason people know more is bc Fox News has turned into ‘AOC TMZ’ (no offense to TMZ), so awareness is growing w/ GOPers. @JaneMayerNYer has reported deeply on this propaganda machine + it will be aimed at any Dem they want,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “Nothing changes that. We can’t be scared by that.”
Ocasio-Cortez has made it clear she hates Fox News and doesn’t want to face any tough questions publicly. She’s refused to go on the following Fox News shows:
“The Story with Martha MacCallum,” “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “Hannity,” “The Ingraham Angle,” “Life, Liberty & Levin,” “America’s Newsroom,” “FOX & Friends,” “Outnumbered Overtime with Harris Faulkner,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” “FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream,” “Special Report with Bret Baier,” and “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino.”
She came under fire this week for immediately condemning “thoughts and prayers” in the wake of the New Zealand mosque massacre that left at least 49 worshipers dead.
Just after midnight Friday, she tweeted a clip of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying that her “thoughts” were with the victims and families of the shooting.
“At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.’ But I couldn’t say ‘imagine.’ Because of Charleston. Pittsburgh. Sutherland Springs,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?”
At 1st I thought of saying, “Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.”
But I couldn’t say “imagine.”
Because of Charleston.
What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?pic.twitter.com/2mSw0azDN8
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019
She was quickly lambasted on Twitter.
“This is incredibly insensitive to my muslim brothers and sisters who were slain in cold blood while they were literally praying because they want to be closer to their creator and they want to become better people,” replied Siraj Hashmi.
this is incredibly insensitive to my muslim brothers and sisters who were slain in cold blood while they were literally praying because they want to be closer to their creator and they want to become better people. https://t.co/uq9VzofTsN
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) March 15, 2019
“Yes the one way to show empathy for people murdered at their place of worship is to mock prayer,” another person responded.
Yes the one way to show empathy for people murdered at their place of worship is to mock prayer https://t.co/qMe1jmPePQ
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) March 15, 2019
In another tweet, Ocasio-Cortez tried to clarify her comments.
“(‘Thoughts and prayers’ is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies. Not directed to PM Ardern, who I greatly admire.),” she wrote.
(“Thoughts and prayers” is reference to the NRA’s phrase used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies. Not directed to PM Ardern, who I greatly admire.)
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 15, 2019
It’s been a rough few weeks for her, as there have been a number of complaints filed against her and her staff alleging they had potential campaign finance violations.
The 29-year-old congresswoman didn’t help her own case this week. She humiliated herself during a House Oversight Committee Hearing when she questioned Wells Fargo’s CEO.
And last weekend, Ocasio-Cortez said the state of America was “garbage” while she was speaking at a leftist event in Austin, Texas. That’s where she suggested that corporations should be taxed at 90% and said Americans should be “excited” about losing their jobs to robots.