Poll: Democrat Voters Want Congress Members to Be More Like Pelosi than ‘Squad’ Leader Ocasio-Cortez

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | July 18, 2019 | 12:24 PM EDT

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
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Democrat likely voters would rather have their party’s members of Congress emulate House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) than be more like her more progressive colleague, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), a new Rasmussen Reports survey finds.

Ocasio-Cortez, who leads a group of radical left-wing Democrat congresswomen known as "The Squad," has publicly clashed with Speaker Pelosi over the direction of their party.

In a national survey, conducted July 15-16, 2019, Rasmussen asked 1,000 Democrat likely voters the following question:

"House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and several younger congressional Democrats led by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have stepped up public criticism of each other. Should Democrats in Congress be more like Pelosi or more like Ocasio-Cortez?"

While respondents favored Pelosi over Ocasio-Cortez by a 13-point margin, more than a quarter said they are "undecided" which Democrat should set the course of the party.

Democrats Should Be:

  • More Like Pelosi: 42%
  • More Like Ocasio-Cortez: 29%
  • Undecided: 28%


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