Majority Won’t Vote to Re-elect Ocasio-Cortez: Poll.
A sizable majority of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ (D-N.Y.) own constituents in the Bronx 14th congressional district have a low opinion of her, with a majority saying they would not vote for her re-election according to a new door-to-door survey of 2,261 homes.
The freshman congresswoman had a favorability rating of 21 percent, with less than 11 percent who believed she had their best interests in her mind when she quashed the Amazon deal. The survey was conducted by a political action committee called “Stop the AOC PAC,” who want to “evaluate the actual perceptions of constituents.”
The survey, dated on June 10, found only 13 percent would vote for her re-election. At the same time, 33 percent of constituents said they are “are ready to vote against her.”
Another key finding was that 42 percent of her constituents were unfamiliar with her name, “despite her enormous media coverage and Twitter presence,” the pollsters said.
A major point of disagreement constituents had with the congresswoman was the scrapping of the Amazon HQ deal. The survey found only 9 percent were opposed to the deal which would have brought in thousands of new jobs in the New York area. Only 11 percent believed Ocasio-Cortez had their best interests in mind, in regards to the Amazon deal, with 33 percent saying she didn’t.
“Facing an electorate more concerned with results than retweets, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has problems in her backyard,” the pollsters concluded. “Despite her online notoriety and fandom in the national new progressive movement, the citizens of New York District 14 want a representative aligned with their values.”
“It’s clear Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is not the model for hope and change she sold herself to be,” they continued. “The opportunity for a new voice is prevalent, and the electorate is ready to take action in 2020.” more here