No surprise there.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was a hipster from Westchester who parachuted into the district, courtesy of the DSA, knocked out a not-particularly liked member of the House who didn’t even live there, courtesy of the gentrifying hipster vote.
She’s been slow to do basic due diligence district stuff, like maintain offices, which doesn’t matter to the young white hipsters backing her, but matters a whole lot to the Latino residents who actually need district services, and are used to having them there, while running non-stop social media fan campaigns and commenting on national issues, while ignoring the district.
Claiming that her D.C. building with multiple gyms and pools is just like public housing adds insult to injury.
So yes, she isn’t well liked.
She’s a star on the national political stage, but Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is viewed skeptically back in her Queens and Bronx 14th Congressional District, according to a new door-to-door survey.
It found that she has a low 21% favorability rating, that just 11% believe she has their best interests in mind, and that only 13% would vote to reelect her.
But in her district the survey conducted by Mobilize the Message for the opposition group found weak support for the congresswoman.
The key findings:
42% are unfamiliar with AOC.
51% have an unfavorable view of her.
33% are ready to vote against her, and only 13% would vote for her.
Of course this may not matter very much.
Cortez is probably only vulnerable to a primary challenge from a Puerto Rican Democrat with some standing in the community. Democrats could probably dig up one of those if they wanted to. But that isn’t likely to happen unless Democrat leaders, especially Pelosi, gives them the nod.
But a primary challenge would be a high bar because the people likeliest to vote are highly active white lefties. Her base.
A general election challenge isn’t impossible, but the challenger had better be Latino, preferably Boricua, and have enough funding and boots on the ground to actually mobilize voters.
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