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%