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Ocasio-Cortez lashes out at Fox News after poll shows her unfavorable ratings have skyrocketed


A majority of Americans view Ocasio-Cortez unfavorably

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) lashed out at Fox News over the weekend after new polling showed that her "unfavorable" ratings have skyrocketed among most voter demographic groups.

What do the number say?

The new Gallup survey released last Friday showed that Ocasio-Cortez is becoming a well-known politician despite her freshman status in Congress. However, with the recognition has come negative perception.

In fact, while the poll found her favorability has inched up seven points since last September from 24 percent to 31 percent, Ocasio-Cortez's unfavorable ratings have found a similar boost: 15 points since last September from 26 percent 41 percent.

Before her election to Congress, when many of her nuanced views remained relatively unknown to most Americans, Ocasio-Cortez registered a net favorability rating of just negative 2 percent. That gap has widened to negative 10 percent as of March 2019.

Even when demographics are considered, Gallup found that Ocasio-Cortez is "underwater among most groups." Indeed, Ocasio-Cortez is only viewed positively among Democrats and nonwhites. She is viewed as only slightly positive among women and adults aged 18 to 34.

How did Ocasio-Cortez respond?

In response to the polling, Ocasio-Cortez condemned "subconscious bias" and lashed out at Fox News, characterizing the cable news network as a "propaganda machine."

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