A large number of Democrats — 44 percent — haven’t heard enough about her to have an opinion. A much smaller percentage of Republicans — 23 percent — can say the same. AOC is simply better known among Republicans than Democrats, and this is driving her unfavorables up.
There are a number of reasons why this could be the case. Her overall political message is pretty polarizing, and it’s not surprising that this would turn off Republicans especially. But disproportionate attention to her in conservative media seems to be a major part of the story.
“I’ve got a full-time job in Congress and then I moonlight as America’s greatest villain, or as the new hope. And it’s pretty tiring,” she said. “This ravenous hysteria — it’s really getting to a level that is kind of out of control.”
Can any liberal AOC fan name something that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that they didn't already believe?
Rah Rah Rah.... Go Teeeeaaaaammmm!!!
WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared for an hour-long town hall on MSNBC Friday evening to discuss her Green New Deal proposal and the issue of climate change but things got heated when an audience member called a former Republican congressman a "moron" during a debate.
While discussing the bill, former Rep. Bob Inglis, a Republican from South Carolina who lost his seat in Congress due to his ideas to combat climate change, said he didn't believe the Green New Deal could be done within one Congress (two years). He also voiced worries that holding a left-leaning event calling for attention to climate change could disenfranchise moderates or Republicans.
"I worry that what we do is if we have basically the mirror image of a Trump rally on climate change that we drive all the people away that could come our way and solve this thing now," Inglis said, adding that "You can't do it in a single congress —the entire Green New Deal. It is literally impossible."
He ended with a question, saying that if we take on climate change head-on if we could later come back to issues like universal basic income and healthcare, which have left Congress notoriously divided.
His comments led to loud groans from the audience, many of whom appeared to be fans of Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat. Some shouted "No!" One audience member shouted: "You moron!"
Ocasio-Cortez was readying to respond when she heard the audience member and stopped.
"Hey! Hey! Hey! That's unacceptable," Ocasio-Cortez said as she pointed her finger at the audience member. Then, looking back at Inglis, she added: "And that's the difference between me and Trump."
Wilbur Ross is evil incarnate. I'm glad to see that she's been doing her homework. The Republican committee member who attempted to come to Ross' aid just made himself look like a fool.
She’s definitely not the mindless bimbo some would like to portray.
I think she’s made one or two factual errors, but nothing to be ashamed of.
I’m just disappointed that she’s caved from harder line progressivism on a few occasions, but it is what it is.
Those who view her as a mindless bimbo are simply wrong.
So far she has demonstrated herself to be a serious and serious intellectual person.