The outspoken Queens, NY House member knocked off an establishment Democrat last year….
Her move to claim credit for helping derail the expected Amazon HQ move to Queens, NYC was played as a win….But has since turned hollow….
Those things and her wiliness to push progressive idea’s turned her into a media icon…..
That also turned her into a target for Trump and Republicans…..
Souring her back away from Washington in New York….
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has grown less popular in New York – even among Democrats – following Amazon’s decision to scrap its planned offices in Queens.
Thirty-one percent of registered voters in the state view the freshman House Democrat favorably, while 44 percent have an unfavorable view, according to a Siena College poll released Monday. In January, 34 percent of New York voters viewed Ocasio-Cortez favorably, versus 29 percent who had an unfavorable opinion, a Quinnipiac University poll found.
The poll findings come as President Donald Trump tries to cast Democrats’ economic policies as dangerously radical ahead of the critical 2020 election. With his re-election bid on the horizon, Trump and the Republican Party aim to lump all Democrats — particularly those challenging him for president and those in swing House districts — in with Ocasio-Cortez and other self-professed democratic socialists.
Ocasio-Cortez’s support has dipped among key constituencies since January. Her net favorability — positive minus negative ratings — among Democrats fell to +17 in March from +46 in January. In New York City, she had only a +6 rating in March, down from a +32 in January. Ocasio-Cortez represents parts of the city’s boroughs of Queens and the Bronx.
It is unclear how much of the drop in popularity can be attributed to the representative’s opposition to Amazon’s plans to build an office in Queens. Ocasio-Cortez, a magnet for media coverage, has publicly weighed in on a range of issues since she took office in January, while pushing ambitious, controversial policies such as the Green New Deal.
The change in her approval ratings may in part come from people knowing more about the lawmaker. Twenty-six percent of respondents to the Siena poll said they did not know how they felt about Ocasio-Cortez or had no opinion — down from 35 percent who said they had not heard enough about her in the Quinnipiac survey.
Still, her resistance to the Amazon project may not have helped. Only 21 percent of registered voters — including just 27 percent of New York City respondents — called Amazon’s decisions to scrap its plans “good” for New York…..
This dog has repeatedly pointed out that while the media tends to showcase progressive/lefties?
Most Americans , including Democrats are center/right in their political views….
The idea that the Democratic Party has upped and moved enmass to the left is unfounded in polling….