Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a polarizing figure in the time since she’s taken office in Washington D.C., however, not all press has been good press for the congresswoman from New York.
According to a Gallup poll released on Friday, Ocasio-Cortez’s approval rating is taking a sharp downward turn:
“Two months into her new job on Capitol Hill, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become a much more recognizable figure to Americans. Half of U.S. adults were unfamiliar with or had no opinion of her in September after her seismic primary win over the summer, but that figure has shrunk to 29% today,” Gallup’s Justin McCarthy reported.
Her increased name recognition has not converted into approval from all Americans, however. While the public had mixed views of Ocasio-Cortez in September, before she was elected, her image has taken a negative tern recently with 31% viewing her favorably and 41% unfavorably according to Gallup.
“Since September, the congresswoman’s unfavorable rating has climbed 15 percentage points while her favorable rating is up by seven points. The latest data are from a Gallup poll conducted Feb. 12-28,” McCarthy reported.
“Despite some increase in her favorable ratings, Ocasio-Cortez’s unfavorable ratings grew at a greater pace since September among most groups. The congresswoman is viewed negatively by most Republicans, of whom 73% have an unfavorable view of her — up from 52% in September.
“Only 5% of Republicans view Ocasio-Cortez favorably — resulting in a net favorable rating of -68 among this party group. The fact that Republicans are more likely to have an opinion of her than Democrats helps explain her overall net-negative rating.”
Overall, Ocasio-Cortez is most well-loved among Democrats as 56% view her positively. Meanwhile, she’s thought of somewhat negatively among independents, though slightly better among women of her own age and young adults of color between 18 and 34 years of age.
Gallup polled 1,932 adults, aged 18 and older between Feb. 12-28,