Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez may be making a splash in Washington D.C. but she is a far way off from winning favor in her own congressional district, a new poll finds.
According to the Washington Examiner, who cites a survey of registered voters conducted by the political action committee Stop The AOC PAC, she has a favorability rating of only 21 percent.
That same poll found only 11 percent of registered voters in the 14th Congressional District believed she had their best interests in mind and only 13 percent said they would vote to re-elect her.
From the Washington Examiner:
A previous survey by the group found that residents were upset with the lawmaker’s opposition to bringing an Amazon headquarters to the district. In part due to Ocasio-Cortez’s complaints, Amazon backed out of moving to her district.
Backer said that he has “a particularly strong dislike” for Ocasio-Cortez’s leftist politics and wanted to test the district to see if she is vulnerable to a primary or general election challenge. In 2018, she upset the Democratic establishment by defeating House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley in the primary.
She has since become a media star and leader of the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
Notably, a whopping 42 percent of registered voters said they were “unfamiliar” with the congresswoman.
Even worse for the congresswoman, 51 percent of those polled said they had a negative or “unfavorable” view of her.
See more from the survey below: