Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has a higher favorability than Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
According to a recent Gallup poll, the New York lawmaker has national name recognition, but her “unfavorable” rating has skyrocketed in recent weeks.
“Half of U.S. adults were unfamiliar with or had no opinion of her in September after her seismic primary win over the summer, but that figure has shrunk to 29% today,” Gallup reported. “But the increased visibility has not improved her overall standing with Americans.”
In September, that same poll found that 24 percent of people said they had a favorable opinion of Ocasio-Cortez with 26 percent viewing her unfavorably.
Now, 31 percent view her favorably with 41 percent having an unfavorable opinion of her.
By comparison, a Gallup poll from September 2018 found that Clinton’s favorability with U.S. adults was at 36 percent, which is 5 percentage points higher than where Ocasio-Cortez currently sits.
Clinton’s 36 percent approval rating is a record low for the former secretary of state, meaning even when Clinton’s approvals are at its lowest point ever, she is still more popular than Ocasio-Cortez.
Ocasio-Cortez being less liked that Hillary Clinton won’t surprise many, especially given the socialist lightning rod has come under fire recently from her own constituents for not making time for them.
According to the New York Post, Ocasio-Cortez is apparently so busy that she told her constituents in the Bronx and Queens to follow her on social media if they want to know what she’s up to.
While speaking with a small group of her constituents, the New York lawmaker was asked about her lack of office hours and being hard to reach.
Ocasio-Cortez told them that she’s still taking “baby steps” but that they can follow her on Twitter to keep up with what she’s doing.
“Right now we’re just taking these baby steps and adapting according to community feedback,” Ocasio-Cortez told The Post.
“We don’t want to be too concrete, we adapt to the feedback of the community, so if we hear that folks want more evening hours we’re happy to do that,” she added.
When asked how people should keep up with her, Ocasio-Cortez suggested: “You can give us a call, you can email us, you can add us on social media.”
But when pressed on offering a specific schedule to constituents, Ocasio-Cortez claimed she wasn’t “allowed.”
“Due to safety reasons I’m not allowed to, so Capitol Police, uh, yeah, it’s intense, so, Capitol Police recommend that we don’t give specific details about where we will be and when too far in advance,” she said.