Councilman inspired by Ocasio-Cortez eyes 2020 Dem seat

Councilman inspired by Ocasio-Cortez eyes 2020 Dem seat

Councilman inspired by Ocasio-Cortez eyes 2020 Dem seat

In September, Ocasio-Cortez's "favorable" vs "unfavorable" rating was almost deadlocked at 24% and 26% respectively, now it stands at 31% and 41% respectively.

Inspired by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's upset primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley previous year, City Councilman Ritchie Torres plans to take on veteran Bronx Rep. José Serrano in the 2020 Democratic primary in the adjoining 15th District, The Post has learned.

While the attack didn't occur in the United States, it just as easily could have, and the shooter admitted that he supported President Trump as "a symbol of renewed white identity". While half of American adults were unfamiliar with her when she was a primary-winner in September, only 29 percent didn't recognize Ocasio-Cortez in the February survey.

Gallup further noted that Ocasio-Cortez's favorable rating was "underwater" among the majority of groups and was only viewed as favorable among 56% of Democrats.

"It's rare to have a new member of Congress who is so widely recognizable by the public so soon in her career on the Hill".

"Ocasio-Cortez. created an environment where challenges to incumbents are no longer off-limits", a Bronx political insider said.

"There's a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right", Ocasio-Cortez said on 60 Minutes.

Republicans have driven the spike in Ocasio-Cortez's unfavorability figures, with 73 percent holding such a view - up 21 points from September.

The poll, released on Friday, found that the increase in Ocasio-Cortez's "unfavorable" rating in recent months has more than doubled her increase in "favorable ratings".

Four of 11 demographic groups tallied by Gallup had a net-unfavorable view of Ocasio-Cortez.

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