A poll of registered voters released last week by a political action committee that opposes Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found that she is viewed unfavorably by her own constituents.
Stop the AOC PAC conducted the door-to-door survey from April 29 to June 7, canvassing 22,546 voters in Queens and the Bronx.
According to the results, the New York Democrat has a 21 percent favorability rating in New York’s 14th Congressional District. A paltry 13 percent of respondents would vote to reelect the her, and just 11 percent believe she has their best interests in mind.
The survey also found that 51 percent of voters have an unfavorable view of the progressive Democrat and 42 percent are unfamiliar with her.
Dan Backer, the conservative attorney who founded Stop the AOC PAC, has targeted Ocasio-Cortez with multiple Federal Election Commission complaints alleging violations of campaign finance law.
More bad news for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
While Backer has made no secret of his opposition to Ocasio-Cortez, his findings were in keeping with past surveys of voters’ attitudes toward the freshman lawmaker.
A Siena College survey released in March revealed that New Yorkers viewed Ocasio-Cortez as the “biggest villain” in the saga that saw Amazon pull out of its planned headquarters in Queens. A Gallup poll released that same month showed that awareness of the New York Democrat has nearly doubled since she first came to national attention with a surprise primary win in June. However, the effect on her fame has been mostly negative: Among the 71 percent of Americans who know her name, 41 percent disapprove of her, compared to 31 percent who approve.
Also in March, residents of the congresswoman’s district blasted her in interviews with the New York Post.
In April, Ocasio-Cortez’s constituents agreed with the citywide sentiment, and said she blew it by scuttling the Amazon deal. A Siena College poll showed that 58 percent of voters in her 14th Congressional District supported the agreement, which would have seen the internet giant create 25,000 news jobs and receive $3 billion in subsidies. Only 33 percent supported Ocasio-Cortez’s position.
*story by the Pluralist