Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, two members of the outspoken group of Congressional Democrat freshmen known as “The Squad” received some bad news the other day.
A recent Democrat poll seems to indicate that voters know exactly what AOC’s particular brand of Democratic Socialism is all about, and they don’t like it one bit.
Socialism was viewed favorably by 18% of the voters and unfavorably by 69%.
- Capitalism was 56% favorable; 32% unfavorable.
- “Socialism is toxic to these voters,” said the top Democrat.
What’s worse is the poll asked these same voters their opinions of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar themselves.
- Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74% of voters in the poll; 22% had a favorable view.
- Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — another member of The Squad — was recognized by 53% of the voters; 9% (not a typo) had a favorable view.
The poll measured the opinions of 1,003 likely voters who were white with less than two years of education. This group broke bigly for President Trump back in 2016, and are needed by Democrats if they want to have any hope of taking back key swing districts across the country.
This extremely important group of voters knows exactly who AOC and Ilhan Omar are…and they don’t like them one bit.
This poses a huge problem for Democrats because AOC and Omar are media darlings. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in particular is not well liked in her home district. The media, however, absolutely loves AOC, and as a result has given her way more coverage than one might expect for a freshman Democrat. This has had the effect of making AOC the de facto face of the Democrat party.
AOC’s superstar status recently brought her into conflict with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the party as a whole. AOC recently accused Pelosi of singling out Democrat “women of color” for special criticism.
Of course, AOC attempted to walk her statement back when other Democrats rightly blasted her for accusing Pelosi of being racist. President Trump himself even jumped in on the action, saying that AOC needed to treat Pelosi with more respect.
The fact that three-fourths of white, under-educated voters recognize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and absolutely hate her is an issue that the Democrats must address going into 2020.
Otherwise they stand a real chance of losing not just the presidency, but the House as well.