Popular Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, scored a ratings victory against MSNBC and Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday night. Carlson had an audience of over a million more people than MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, who moderated a town hall with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Friday night.
Carlson garnered an audience of 2,656,000 viewers with 420,000 in the key 25-54 age demographic, according to Nielsen Media Research. At the same time, the Ocasio-Cortez town hall only had 1,568,000 viewers, 232,000 of which were in the key demo.
The newly elected congresswoman made some headlines she probably wished weren’t there during the town hall gathering. AOC claimed that the 22nd Amendment, which limits presidents to two terms, was ratified to prevent former President Franklin D. Roosevelt from getting reelected. Unfortunately, the 22nd Amendment was ratified two years after FDR had died.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Ocasio-Cortez spent the majority of the hour-long town hall focused on the Green New Deal. The resolution, promoted by AOC, failed to pass a Senate vote last week. There was not even one senator that voted in favor of the resolution. Recent reports have been given that indicated the Green New Deal, which seeks to phase out fossil fuel usage within 12 years, could costs tens of trillions of dollars.
The Green New Deal’s popularity has risen as many of the Democratic presidential candidates have come out in support of it. Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Cory Booker of New Jersey, who are both running in the 2020 election, have signed on as Senate co-sponsors of the proposal.
Judging from the popularity of AOC on MSNBC and the ratings hit she took from Tucker Carlson over at Fox News, how do you think the public will react to the Green New Deal being a focus in the 2020 presidential campaign? We look forward to seeing your comments.
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