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Ocasio-Cortez's Approval Numbers Have Soured...Could This Be Why?
Townhall.com ^ | March 15, 2019 | Matt Vespa

Posted on 03/15/2019 3:08:20 PM PDT by Kaslin

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party…to our horror. She’s pushing for the Green New Deal (or scam), which is the Americanized version of the Great Leap Forward. The elimination of the combustion engine, economic assistance for the lazy who don’t want to work, the mass genocide of cows because they fart too much, and the upgrading of every building in America to fit some energy efficient code, along with the destruction of structures that cannot be upgraded. Oh, and we’re going to get off fossil fuels in a decade, have a federal jobs guarantee, free college, and Medicare for All. It’s a $90+ trillion project aimed at one thing: the destruction of the United States of America. 

The Left loves her; she’s one of its many faces on the Hill. She also fights back on social media, stands by her positions, and couldn’t care less what the Right thinks about her. She has grassroots gusto as well. In some ways, AOC is the left-wing version of Donald Trump, which I know has some folks worried about when she approaches the age where she can run for president. Well, her stock is declining. In fact, her approval ratings have dropped by 15 points in the past six months. I was never a fan of attacking AOC on everything, which is what the Left does with Trump, partially contributing to his 2016 win. Conservative media mocked how she dressed, how she couldn’t find an apartment and her old college dancing videos. I get it, but they also make her a sympathetic character. Now, attacks on her when she’s pushing trash policy should be pervasive, vicious, and unrelenting, and she’s been talking policy since she came to D.C. She’s also been defending anti-Semites within her party but that’s a different matter. 

As she continues to make waves in Washington, her numbers have dipped and it seems her affinity for radical far left views is scaring Independents away from her, which contribute to depreciating her stock (via NTK Network):

In early September 2018, Gallup polled Americans on their opinion of the millennial Democrat. According to the poll, 24 percent had a favorable view, 26 held a negative view, and 50 percent said they had never heard of or did not have an opinion of Ocasio-Cortez.

By late February 2019, Ocasio-Cortez won the general election, was sworn in, and those numbers changed dramatically. The most recent Gallup poll showed 31 percent of respondents now have a favorable view of her, but 41 percent said they have a negative view, and only 29 percent said they had no opinion or hadn’t heard of her.

In other words, her negative numbers shot up 15 percentage points in less than six months.

While it’s true that a big factor in Ocasio-Cortez’s drop in approval is Republicans solidifying their negative views, independents have also turned against the New York Democrat. She held a net positive rating (+2) among independents in September. By February, that rating dropped 7 points to a net negative rating of -5.

Now, as NTK and Gallup noted, this doesn’t mean she’s finished for re-election. She’ll win if she runs again, but these dropping favorables will impact how effective she is as a lawmaker. Pushing plans that are unaffordable, defending anti-Semites, and chasing Amazon away from New York, which would’ve created jobs is one way to kill your approval numbers. Also, going after organizations that had nothing to do with horrible tragedies, like the recent shooting attacks in New Zealand, where gunmen killed close to 50 people at two separate mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. AOC just had to do her part as a left-winger and take a swipe at the National Rifle Association…because in whack lefty land—they’re the personification of evil, though they’re one of the oldest civil rights organizations in this country (via The Hill):

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is seen as a rising star in the Democratic Party…to our horror. She’s pushing for the Green New Deal (or scam), which is the Americanized version of the Great Leap Forward. The elimination of the combustion engine, economic assistance for the lazy who don’t want to work, the mass genocide of cows because they fart too much, and the upgrading of every building in America to fit some energy efficient code, along with the destruction of structures that cannot be upgraded. Oh, and we’re going to get off fossil fuels in a decade, have a federal jobs guarantee, free college, and Medicare for All. It’s a $90+ trillion project aimed at one thing: the destruction of the United States of America. 

The Left loves her; she’s one of its many faces on the Hill. She also fights back on social media, stands by her positions, and couldn’t care less what the Right thinks about her. She has grassroots gusto as well. In some ways, AOC is the left-wing version of Donald Trump, which I know has some folks worried about when she approaches the age where she can run for president. Well, her stock is declining. In fact, her approval ratings have dropped by 15 points in the past six months. I was never a fan of attacking AOC on everything, which is what the Left does with Trump, partially contributing to his 2016 win. Conservative media mocked how she dressed, how she couldn’t find an apartment and her old college dancing videos. I get it, but they also make her a sympathetic character. Now, attacks on her when she’s pushing trash policy should be pervasive, vicious, and unrelenting, and she’s been talking policy since she came to D.C. She’s also been defending anti-Semites within her party but that’s a different matter. 

As she continues to make waves in Washington, her numbers have dipped and it seems her affinity for radical far left views is scaring Independents away from her, which contribute to depreciating her stock (via NTK Network):

In early September 2018, Gallup polled Americans on their opinion of the millennial Democrat. According to the poll, 24 percent had a favorable view, 26 held a negative view, and 50 percent said they had never heard of or did not have an opinion of Ocasio-Cortez.

By late February 2019, Ocasio-Cortez won the general election, was sworn in, and those numbers changed dramatically. The most recent Gallup poll showed 31 percent of respondents now have a favorable view of her, but 41 percent said they have a negative view, and only 29 percent said they had no opinion or hadn’t heard of her.

In other words, her negative numbers shot up 15 percentage points in less than six months.

While it’s true that a big factor in Ocasio-Cortez’s drop in approval is Republicans solidifying their negative views, independents have also turned against the New York Democrat. She held a net positive rating (+2) among independents in September. By February, that rating dropped 7 points to a net negative rating of -5.

Now, as NTK and Gallup noted, this doesn’t mean she’s finished for re-election. She’ll win if she runs again, but these dropping favorables will impact how effective she is as a lawmaker. Pushing plans that are unaffordable, defending anti-Semites, and chasing Amazon away from New York, which would’ve created jobs is one way to kill your approval numbers. Also, going after organizations that had nothing to do with horrible tragedies, like the recent shooting attacks in New Zealand, where gunmen killed close to 50 people at two separate mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. AOC just had to do her part as a left-winger and take a swipe at the National Rifle Association…because in whack lefty land—they’re the personification of evil, though they’re one of the oldest civil rights organizations in this country (via The Hill):


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1 posted on 03/15/2019 3:08:20 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin













The Joke's On You....
Suckers....
Here's A Big Horselaugh For Ya....


2 posted on 03/15/2019 3:12:40 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Fiddlstix

Love those memes!


3 posted on 03/15/2019 3:17:41 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Fiddlstix

Initially, I saw “soared” and not “soured”, and was fully expecting to see yet another article propping up this individual.


4 posted on 03/15/2019 3:18:40 PM PDT by CatOwner
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To: Kaslin

All those ills and it is ending in 12 years, well, now 11 years and 290 day, anyway.


5 posted on 03/15/2019 3:18:47 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Right after Michael Jackson died, they released a movie showing him prepping for a tour. In one bit, he’s crying because the environment will be destroyed in nine years and there’s nothing we can do about it! Ten year anniversary of his death coming up and all’s well.

Shouldn’t pick on Mikey, though. Ted Danson said the oceans would be dead in ten years. That must have been twenty years ago now.


6 posted on 03/15/2019 3:22:58 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: TomGuy

Students protest. Schools and universities should ban cars for their students. That should help!


7 posted on 03/15/2019 3:23:18 PM PDT by ActresponsiblyinVA
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To: Kaslin

Author is clearly an anti-Trumper. Once that became clear, I stopped reading.


8 posted on 03/15/2019 3:29:49 PM PDT by be-baw
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To: Kaslin

Well then. She can bring me a whiskey sour.


9 posted on 03/15/2019 3:36:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: colorado tanker
Thanks
10 posted on 03/15/2019 3:40:27 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Kaslin

Freak show.


11 posted on 03/15/2019 3:41:33 PM PDT by cp124 (I didn’t leave America, it left me.)
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To: Rastus
Shouldn’t pick on Mikey, though. Ted Danson said the oceans would be dead in ten years. That must have been twenty years ago now.

And before Ted, it was Mike Farrell with the idiotic predictions.

12 posted on 03/15/2019 3:43:15 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Progressives are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s time someone asked AOC about men identifying as women competing in women’s sports.


13 posted on 03/15/2019 3:45:40 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Fiddlstix
LOLAOC
14 posted on 03/15/2019 3:49:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: Kaslin

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15 posted on 03/15/2019 3:51:27 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Fiddlstix

She sure wears a lot of designer clothes for a po’ girl.


16 posted on 03/15/2019 3:51:33 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown
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To: All
An FEC complaint was filed against AOC alleging her COS, Saikat Chakrabarti, created multiple private
companies---LLCs---- to siphon off campaign contributions from her various PACs for her personal use......

BTW, besides socialism (gag)....Bernie and AOC have a lot in common.
AOC’s COS used to be Bernie’s....wait for it....."Director of Organizing Technology."

AND THIS--Saikat Chakrabarti, is a proven tech expert.
(A) He co-founded a web design tool,
(B) He built up the product team at the payment processor "Stripe".........
(C) He then came to the Sanders campaign after (cough) growing disillusioned with the tech world.

Saikat Chakrabarti was Bernie's Director of Organizing Technology. Even old man Bernie knew enough to hire a tech expert.

So, I guess (smirk) Chakrabarti's tech skills musta come in mighty handy when donations to Bernie were wire-transferred to the DNC
and ended up in Hillary's account. Debbie W/S headed the DNC at the time and was ousted b/c of her bias for Hillary. Course, none of us heard about any of this, but.....
<><> Chakrabarti-the-tech-whiz did find out about the DNC theft, didnt he?
<><> Chakrabarti did speak to D/W/S about it, or to Debbie's tech expert, Imran Awan, didnt he?
<><> Chakrabarti did tell Bernie he was fleeced, didnt he?
<><> Chakrabarti WAS working for Bernie, wasnt he?

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Now the details about that FEC complaint: The FEC complaint asserts that AOC's COS, Saikat Chakrabarti,
early on established two PACs that raised big bucks for AOC's campaign:
<><> the Brand New Congress PAC, and,
<><> Justice Democrats PAC.

After mucho money was raised, Chakrabarti systematically transferred $885,000+ in PAC contributions to his private companies with similar names:
<><> the Brand New Campaign LLC, and,
<><> the Brand New Congress LLC.

NOTE: Saikat Chakrabarti's private companies, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures.

Keep in mind it is a much-used criminal act to open bank accounts using similarly named entities as Chakrabarti did.

It's easy to siphon off money for oneself by putting checks into the new accounts with similar names, depositing checks that were made out to the original entity.
Even your bank advises you that if the check-writer "mis-spelled" your name.....to just endorse the check with the correct name.
AND PRESTO: a check made out to AOC's Brand New Congress PAC, is deposited in AOC's Brand New Congress LLC account.

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ANALYSIS --- Chakrabarti's companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how AOC's donations were used. The arrangement skirted reporting requirements and may have violated the $5,000 limit on contributions, according to the FEC complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.

Campaign finance attorneys described the arrangement as “really weird” and an indication "there’s something amiss." They said there was no way of telling where the political donations went — meaning (A) the donations could have been pocketed, or, (B) used by the LLC's to pay for off-the-books campaign operations.---SNIP---SOURCED FROM FR.

===================================

JUST WONDERING .....does Chakrabarti have a reputation among Democraps for facilitating the conversion of campaign donations?

Maybe we should ask Bernie (/s)?

17 posted on 03/15/2019 3:52:54 PM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Fiddlstix

AOC’s “approval rating” will be whatever the polls say it is.

The polls will say whatever the DNC tells them to say.

The MSM will parrot whatever they’re told to say.

If AOC’s “approval rating” is souring, that only means that she’s nearing the end of her “best used by” date.

The trick here is to figure out the purpose behind the grift.


18 posted on 03/15/2019 3:53:00 PM PDT by Grimmy (equivocation is but the first step along the road to capitulation)
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To: Rastus

Simple....Trump needs to issue an EO that prohibits illegals from having driving license...and all drivers license of non citizens are cancelled.


19 posted on 03/15/2019 4:03:51 PM PDT by spokeshave (recovering Spokeshave from another computer.)
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To: Grimmy
You are 100% correct. She's an arrogant and outspoken idiot. She's valuable for "floating trial balloons" for liberals. When she's served her usefulness to the libs then "under the buss" she goes.

BUT....
This one will not go quietly....
In which case she might be advised to stay away from Ft. Marcy...

20 posted on 03/15/2019 4:03:53 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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