Poll: Ilhan Omar, AOC Are Wildly Unpopular Among Democrats

While mainstream media continues to showcase Congresswomen Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as the new faces of the Democrat Party, a new internal poll shows they are wildly unpopular.

The poll, taken in May after the two progressive freshmen’s initial tiff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, shows increased popularity but an incredibly low favorability.

According to Axios, Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74 percent of those polled, with only 22 percent saying they had a favorable view of her.

Congresswoman Omar faired even worse in the poll with just over half of participants recognizing her (53 percent) and a dismal 9 percent favorable view. That is no typo.

The congresswomen’s respective socialistic views were similarly disparaged among participants. Socialism was viewed favorably by only 18 percent of the voters polled and unfavorably by 69 percent.

A top Democrat involved with 2020 congressional races commented, via Axios: “If all voters hear about is AOC, it could put the [House] majority at risk. She’s getting all the news and defining everyone else’s races.”

Here’s more:

Between the lines: Dems are performing better with these voters than in 2016 (although still not as well as in 2018). So party leaders will continue to try to define themselves around more mainstream members.

The other side: Three members of The Squad — Omar, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — defended their approach while appearing in Philadelphia yesterday on a panel at the annual Netroots Nation conference, AP’s Juana Summers reports:

  • “We never need to ask for permission or wait for an invitation to lead,” Omar said, adding later that there’s a “constant struggle oftentimes with people who have power about sharing that power.”

While the poll occurred after the congresswomen’s initial spat with Pelosi, they have since clashed with her again and President Trump in recent weeks.

The president accused the congresswomen of being anti-American and said in a press conference and again online that they can leave the country if they continue to criticize it.