Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has used her social media prowess to seize the headlines, but it has resulted in an odd consequence for her favorability ratings.
In a new poll released on Friday, the upstart congresswoman showed a small improvement in her favorability rating, but also a large leap in her unfavorability rating.
Of Americans polled by the survey, 31 percent said that they saw her favorably, an increase of 7 percentage points from September when 24 percent said they saw her favorably.
However, about 41 percent saw her in an unfavorable light, a leap of 15 percentage points from 26 percent in September.
The Socialist Democrat shocked the political world in 2018 when she defeated a Democratic party boss in the primary for New York's 14th congressional district.
Since then she has used her social media savvy to push the party to the far left, garnering high praise from progressives but also facing scorn from party establishment loyalists.
She has also been ridiculed from the other side of the aisle, especially after a debacle surrounding the release of a bizarre document in support of her "Green New Deal" legislature to combat global warming. That document later disappeared from her website.
Here's the latest on the Green New Deal:
Unions vs. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez over Green New Deal www.youtube.com