Internal poll shows that for swing state voters AOC and other freshmen in Congress are becoming the face of the Democratic party.

By |2019-07-15T14:31:37-08:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |15 Comments

That could present a real problem for 2020.

Courtesy of Axios

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.

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.

Among the things revealed in the poll were that 74% of those polled knew who Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was, but only 22% had a favorable view of her.

For Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota it was even worse, with about 53% of voters in the poll recognizing her name, but only 9% thought of her favorably.

And there is more:

Socialism was viewed favorably by 18% of the voters and unfavorably by 69%.

Capitalism was 56% favorable; 32% unfavorable.

“Socialism is toxic to these voters,” said the top Democrat.

This helps to explain why Trump went after “The Squad” so aggressively for the last several days.

He is pushing this connection between these freshmen Congresswomen and the Democratic party, while also attacking their character. 

In short Donald Trump wanted Nancy Pelosi to come to their defense so that he could tweet that even the Democratic establishment was now embracing Socialism.

We can attack Trump’s ignorance on any number of topics, but the guy understands branding and creating a narrative better than almost anybody. 

And if he is successful he may actually end up hanging onto the presidency.

By the way, this is also why Bernie Sanders will NEVER be the nominee in 2020. 

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15 Comments

  1. Anon July 15, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    I can’t believe Trump is so in panic mode, that he goes after these kiddos. Three of the four he accused of being ‘foreign’ are born in the USA. That is the part he didn’t get verified. Who are his sources anyways? Yikes!
    I think he is trying to ‘get out of another term’ and is tossing in the kitchen sink. When I saw footage of him officially winning? He looked like ‘you have got to be kidding me’ look. He did not look happy folks. And since then he has not shown a happy day! Shake of head. Poor Donny Brook. Now it looks like his activities will land him and associates in the courts as long as he lives. Don’t lie cheat or steal boo boo. Universal concept. 😉

    • Anon July 15, 2019 at 10:41 pm

      Oh come on, he knows they were born here. It’s a false narrative slyly designed to dig them a hole to fall in.

      • Anonymous July 16, 2019 at 5:26 am

        Some how I doubt that, trump only is informed about himself. They didn’t dig themselves a hole, he is the one that blew it

      • 😆 July 16, 2019 at 2:10 pm

        Or deflect Russia. Say. That ONE of Nickoli descent. That made $Sarah quit. Isn’t that ONE heir to Russia? Oh chit. That throws a wrench all those wenches plans eh? ;

  2. Anonymous July 15, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    Democrats for many decades just rolled over and gave in to the Right. People are tired of inaction and will gravitate to strength. But they must be aware that going too far left will not be good, just as the right took us into another twilight zone of craziness with their power play.

  3. Dr Walleye July 15, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    ‘Internal Poll Circulating”. Nothing suspicious there. Oh and lets throw in a little bash Bernie to top it off.

  4. Anonymous July 15, 2019 at 6:15 pm

    Rep. Ilhan Omar became a citizen in 2000. Melania Trump became a citizen in 2006.

    Rep. Ilhan Omar: speaks
    https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/07/15/ilhan-omar-response-trump-remarks-sot-vpx-tsr.cnn/video/playlists/this-week-in-politics/

    Why won’t Melania Trump strive to speak in a coherent manner?
    Now she will not speak at all. Her silence is not golden. She has alot to explain. Start with birtherism.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/15/politics/melania-trump-donald-trump-tweets/index.html

  5. New York July 15, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/nancy-pelosi-has-lost-control_n_5d2cb605e4b032ea741220ad

    “The divide between Ocasio-Cortez and Pelosi represents just about every split in the modern Democratic coalition ― generational, ideological, race, class, strategy, values, all of it.”
    “because corruption taints every contract the government signs.”
    “A competent House speaker wouldn’t allow party energy to be squandered this way. But a speaker in firm control also wouldn’t set caucus-wide rules of conduct ― stop criticizing other Democrats on Twitter, say ― only to see them flagrantly violated by the chair of the caucus itself. Nancy Pelosi may look like she’s in charge of the House majority, but the New York machine is running its own show.”

    https://www.axios.com/alexandria-ocasio-cortez-poll-democrats-2020-aeaa3771-f142-4059-b79e-1fed569dfdf9.html

    • nanna July 15, 2019 at 7:25 pm

      LOL

  6. Anonymous July 15, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    I have to agree with Nancy Pelosi, if they had a problem with the bill to give money for immigration, they should have gone to her in private. I also wish they would get off of twitter, they don’t need to tweet every darn thought that comes into their minds, which they have learned the hard way can be taken the wrong way.

    They just got elected and all we hear is about something they put on twitter, they should take some time and learn the ropes.

    • Anon July 15, 2019 at 10:49 pm

      My thoughts exactly. I can see that AOC is a smart lady. But she needs to understand that, like any freshman, she has a lot to learn from those that came before her.

  7. nanna July 15, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    These four little loudmouths have zero achievements between them but they’re getting all the attention. They all enjoy playing the victim so expect to see a lot more of it. Identity politics is their brand and the Democratic Party is merely their vehicle.

    People have the gall to criticize Nancy Pelosi for not taking up the cudgels on behalf of this motley little “squad”- but they wouldn’t be happy to share their limelight with her anyway.

    No good will come from the elevation of these mouthy little lightweights who seem to be devoting zero attention to the needs of their constituents.

  8. ANON July 15, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    If this pic is legit, Where was Jeffrey Epstein because Visloski wouldn’t be there without him. #perversionofjustice

    https://twitter.com/jkbjournalist/status/1150944979180806144

    Larry Visoski, Jeffrey Epstein’s chief pilot, hanging with Kellyanne
    Julie K. Brown. Miami Herald investigative reporter. Winner of the George Polk Award, the Hillman Prize & the RFK Human Rights Center Journalism Award. Philly girl 4-ever.

  9. Maureen July 15, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    The whole thing was to get us off the expanding Jeffrey Epstein concerns-yes concerned about what he said. It wasn’t about them. It was about changing the focus from that.

    I for one am sick of hearing about social media queen AOC-and I’m not even on it. ‘m not impressed by her social media prowess. I am concerned she is on it so much about other stuff. I don”t hear anything about things she is joining or even convincing her congressional peers about.

  10. Anonymous July 21, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    Pelosi better change her ways and accept the party is changing or the Democrats are going to continue to lose both elections and members.

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