By The Blaze. 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. (Read more from “Ocasio-Cortez Favorability Inches up — but the Same Poll Has Very Bad News for Her” HERE)
Ocasio-Cortez Hits NRA After New Zealand Shooting: ‘What Good Are Your Thoughts and Prayers?’
By The Hill. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Friday tore into the National Rifle Association (NRA) after at least one gunman opened fire at two New Zealand mosques, leaving at least 49 people dead.
The New York lawmaker condemned the fatal attack on Twitter, focusing her message on the American gun group.
At 1st I thought of saying, ‘Imagine being told your house of faith isn’t safe anymore.’ But I couldn’t say ‘imagine,’” the lawmaker wrote, citing the deadly shootings at a Charleston, S.C., church, a Pittsburgh synagogue and a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church.
“What good are your thoughts & prayers when they don’t even keep the pews safe?” She added.
Ocasio-Cortez noted that “thoughts and prayers” is a reference to the NRA phrase she says is “used to deflect conversation away from policy change during tragedies.” (Read more from “Ocasio-Cortez Hits NRA After New Zealand Shooting: ‘What Good Are Your Thoughts and Prayers?'” HERE)