(Above – “Where’d you get this poll?”)

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“Top Democrats are circulating a poll showing that one of the House’s most progressive members — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — has become a definitional face for the party with a crucial group of swing voters.

Why it matters: These Democrats are sounding the alarm that swing voters know and dislike socialism, warning it could cost them the House and the presidency. The poll is making the rounds of some of the most influential Democrats in America.

  • “If all voters hear about is AOC, it could put the [House] majority at risk,” said a top Democrat who is involved in 2020 congressional races. “[S]he’s getting all the news and defining everyone else’s races.”

The poll — taken in May, before Speaker Pelosi’s latest run-in with AOC and the three other liberal House freshmen known as “The Squad” — included 1,003 likely general-election voters who are white and have two years or less of college education.

  • These are the “white, non-college voters” who embraced Donald Trump in 2016 but are needed by Democrats in swing House districts.”

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18 Comments on "“Top Democrats” Pimp Poll Showing AOC Unpopular with White Voters, Even Luntz Gives It the Side-eye."

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p j evans
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I love the anonymous sources. Not. (I’m sure these are people backing Biden. Probably not Bernie, even though he is an older white guy.)

p j evans
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And if “the Squad” is backing something, I’m going to look at it more favorably. (FWIW, I’m an older white non-college-graduate.)

Opalllama
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I’m an older, white, female, college grad and I definitely support ‘the Squad’. 🙂

Bareshark
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Don’t put it past Bernie if it’ll help him. It’s just that it doesn’t in this case.

rory darjiit
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Bernie demonstrates that you can push a lot of the same policies…and let’s not say he doesn’t do so fervently, lol…and win a much higher favorability rating than AOC manages. Let’s look… Bernie is polling 39/44 in the most recent Economist poll, or -5 net favorable, compared to -13 for AOC in a somewhat recent Q poll. (Sheesh…that’s a tough pool…he usually scores higher.) He’s -6 amongst indies, compared to -18 for her. He holds up his favorables no matter what he’s doing, I’ll give him that. (Interesting side note: in Bernie’s numbers, it’s interesting to me that he gets… Read more »
Bareshark
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Another factor to put into the math: Bernie’s been around longer and AOC just showed up to the party. And only the former is running for President while the latter is in a safe Dem district, so who cares?

rory darjiit
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The big picture I’m pointing to is that it doesn’t matter who we look at on the left – long-time politicians, freshmen, progressive, moderate, Reps, Senators – most everyone polls significantly higher than AOC. As a progressive, I care. Because we can’t have someone who polls terrible carry the banner for the agenda. And when someone like Warren is moving the needle on our policies toward accepted, it’s not helpful to have an unpopular politician moving it back. I personally like Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. She’s bright, enthusiastic, and dedicated. She’s at the beginning of her political career…she should protect the longevity… Read more »
Bareshark
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AOC kind of had that role of “leadership” thrust upon her by the first politician to know how to use Twitter in a way that actually doesn’t embarrass people on a regular basis. You can thank the GOP fools misreading the room in terms of handing her more power than any freshman congressperson usually has. Also, nobody ever got to be a leader by doing the cautious approach. I doubt she’ll ever be the bombthrower Bernie or Trump is but it strikes me that her stances will always mean more than her numbers.

p j evans
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What was the poll question? Because Bernie isn’t in the House, and AOC isn’t running for president.

Corey
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This poll was posted on DK a few days ago and I called Bullshit then.

Bareshark
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And I’m calling bullshit now for a variety of reasons.

rory darjiit
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It’s probably good data. I say that because it lines up with other polling on Rep Ocasio-Cortez…polls where we do have sources and better cross-tab data. I don’t know that it’s meaningful, but it’s probably good data. In March, Quinnipiac polled her favorability at 23/36 for a -13 favorability. She polled -35 favorable amongst whites with no college degree, so that lines up with this survey. There’s good and bad news in this data. On a positive note, a lot of Dems and indies are uncertain – about 40% of either group have no opinion. But only 20% of Republicans… Read more »
Darrel
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AOC, in my feeble old brain stands out as a new, articulate voice in the Democratic barn where all the Donkeys hang out … she shows resilience and fight when attacked personally by DJT, she is applied to various projects as a fact finder, chasing down Senator’s hiding from their offices, neat things like that … ALSO she has a vote in the House to help culminate in offsets to the Republicans BS … She’s still too young to be considered as a presidential contender, BUT, that does NOT mean she should be judged for stating her opinions and, yes,… Read more »
Gerald Boyette
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DNC is doing everything it can to protect corporate America such as the entire healthcare industry from Bernie. Even favoring the Republican lite Biden.
Does anyone remember who made the rules on pre-existing conditions before Obamacare? That’s right it was the private healthcare corporations. Why does the DNC want to protect them? I bet it has something to do with money. They are feeding the lie that single payer healthcare will turn the U.S. into a Socialist country like Venezuela. It’s a damn shame on the DNC.

Epimetheos
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“They are feeding the lie that single payer healthcare will turn the U.S. into a Socialist country like Venezuela” Venezuela is not a Socialist country. It is a dictatorial country. The word for this presidential run is Socialism. It connotes a time of the post WWII era of the Cold War. The Repugs. are now constantly drumming this word into the national consciousness in a very negative way, and it seems to be working as many people are using it but with the definition. Bernie Sanders identifies himself as a Socialist Democrat. AOC views of what a government should be… Read more »