Freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has made a name for herself the past two years. While some consider her a beacon of liberal progressiveness, others consider her an immature and incompetent official. However, it appears that most Americans dislike her. Even left-leaning media outlets such as Vox admit this. In an article made in 2019, they noted that in a poll about AOC, a mere 23% of Americans liked her as opposed to 36% had an unfavorable opinion of her (with the remaining percentage stating they did not know enough to decide).
Political aspirants have taken note of this. In New York’s 14th Congressional District, AOC faces three Democratic rivals for the primary June 23 (with three others having dropped out). The Republican field also had a variety of candidates vying at the chance to take on AOC, with John Cummings already being the presumptive nominee as the other six have dropped out.
To complicate matters further for AOC, the advocacy group Chamber of Commerce has decided help fund Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC news anchor seeking to dethrone AOC in the Democratic Primary by running as an underdog- ironically how AOC won two years prior.
Republicans can still win in New York City. In 2011, Republican Bob Turner beat Democrat David Weprin in a stunning upset for a seat the Republicans had not won in 88 years, and in an area Democrats outnumbered Republicans by over three to one margins.
However, New York is a very liberal city and odds are still quite likely even with all these disadvantages AOC will manage to win the primary and the general election. Her district is one of the most Democratic in the country with a Cook PVI rating of D+29. And while the majority of Americans apparently do not like her, she will likely still manage to win due to the extreme allegiance of her constituency to the Democratic Party.