A shocking new Gallop poll shows that newly-elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is less popular than Hillary Clinton.
The embattled freshman congresswoman is having a hard time connecting with her constituents, according to a piece in the New York Post.
In addition, multiple polls show most New Yorkers blame Ocasio-Cortez for Amazon bailing on the state.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday tried to explain her lack of office hours by saying she’s still taking “baby steps” — but said constituents who can’t work with her sporadic schedule should follow her on Twitter.
Almost three months after her inauguration, the freshman congresswoman only recently opened a Queens office and still doesn’t have one in the Bronx.
Instead, on Thursday, she appeared at the Westchester Square Library for just two hours during the workday, where she met with 17 locals.
“Right now we’re just taking these baby steps and adapting according to community feedback,” the 29-year-old told The Post when asked why her brief availability was in the middle of the day.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) March 29, 2019
After much criticism from Ocasio-Cortez and her fellow New York politicians, Amazon canceled plans to build their headquarters in Queens.
Siena poll on NY & Amazon:
•Plurality of NYers say @AOC a “villain” for forcing Amazon out. Just 12% say she’s a “hero”
•67% of NYers say Amazon pulling out was bad for NYC
•@AOC approval underwater. -12 overall, with -16 among men & -10 with women https://t.co/IInKhh2XNt
— Evan Siegfried (@evansiegfried) March 19, 2019
Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has a higher favorability than Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
According to a recent Gallup poll, the New York lawmaker has national name recognition, but her “unfavorable” rating has skyrocketed in recent weeks.
“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 reported. “But the increased visibility has not improved her overall standing with Americans.”
In September, that same poll found that 24 percent of people said they had a favorable opinion of Ocasio-Cortez with 26 percent viewing her unfavorably.
Now, 31 percent view her favorably with 41 percent having an unfavorable opinion of her.
By comparison, a Gallup poll from September 2018 found that Clinton’s favorability with U.S. adults was at 36 percent, which is 5 percentage points higher than where Ocasio-Cortez currently sits.
Clinton’s 36 percent approval rating is a record low for the former secretary of state, meaning even when Clinton’s approvals are at its lowest point ever, she is still more popular than Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez being less liked that Hillary Clinton won’t surprise many, especially given the socialist lightning rod has come under fire recently from her own constituents for not making time for them.