- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 19, 2019


If polls mean anything — and generally, they don’t, except as glimpses in time, but this one’s too happy to ignore — then ding, dong, socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s legislative days may soon be dead.

Ice cream cones for everybody. Make that, water bottles.

How valid are the findings though?

Well: The poll was conducted by the Stop the AOC PAC. So there is that.

But then again: “51% hold an unfavorable opinion of her, while just 21% hold a favorable opinion,” Newsmax reported.

So there is that, too.

Moreover, the polling field wasn’t random voters, chosen from around the country — or worse, the even less telling, less accurate landline surveys that ignore large populations and demographics.

No, this survey focused on 2,200 voters in New York District 14 — the very ones she represents. And among its other findings: 33% said Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t looking out for the interests of her constituents by opposing Amazon’s location in the district and 33% said they were going to vote against her in 2020.

Of course, the findings are still too loosey-goosey to draw conclusions of a one-term Ocasio-Cortez.

But we can hope. We can definitely, definitely hope. Hope and remind as many as will listen: Socialists have no place in America’s government. Socialists have no place in American politics. Socialists have no right to represent this democratic-republic called America.

So voting Ocasio-Cortez out is simply doing an American civic duty.

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter, @ckchumley.

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