Yikes: AOC favorability awfully weak in NEW YORK (state), per new Siena poll.— Josh Kraushaar (@HotlineJosh) March 18, 2019
Schumer fav: 51-41 (+10)
Gillibrand fav 43-33 (+10)
Cuomo fav 46-48 (+2)
AOC fav: 31-44 (-13)
De Blasio fav: 34-50 (-16)https://t.co/mLBgJWHSZm
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was outspoken in opposition to Amazon HQ2 in Queens, and was seen by registered voters as a "villain" in the failed deal, new poll shows https://t.co/Ko9oSOAlmv— Roll Call (@rollcall) March 18, 2019
It's interesting to see centrists suddenly downplay or ignore the effects of racism, sexism and Fox News targeting when discussing @AOC's overall approval ratings.— David Atkins #11Justices (@DavidOAtkins) March 18, 2019
When “centrists” care more about the GOP base than the Dem base, bigotry gets legitimized.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 18, 2019
This is *the* playbook. GOP does it w/ virtually every Dem figure who isn’t a white male: otherize, demonize + splinter.
It’s vital that we adapt & dismantle this approach, not cow to it. https://t.co/dKlzflqZVn
We can’t gloss over it, or quietly consider that the “shrewd” thing to do is nominate someone who won’t be subject to bigoted attacks.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 18, 2019
Morally, we can’t give a pass to this dangerous tactic.
But even politically, the Dem base is all the people you demoralize by not standing up.
This is different than being moderate on policy. I may disagree w/ approach (keeping the ACA as-is w/small tweaks, etc), but at least that’s a policy convo.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 18, 2019
But to make decisions based on the political efficacy of a bigoted argument gives that bigotry power, & that’s a problem.
If you want to know what subconscious bias looks like, it’s a headline saying “AOC is underwater with every group EXCEPT women, nonwhites, and 18-34 year olds.”— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 16, 2019
So older, conservative white men are considered “everyone” and everyone else is discounted as an exception.
Cool 👍🏽 https://t.co/qkwTknMYhC
The reason people know more is bc Fox News has turned into “AOC TMZ” (no offense to TMZ), so awareness is growing w/ GOPers.@JaneMayerNYer has reported deeply on this propaganda machine + it will be aimed at any Dem they want. Nothing changes that.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 16, 2019
We can’t be scared by that.