Self-reported Democratic primary voters polled by INSIDER say they value prominent progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 2020 endorsement the most out with the exception of former Democratic presidents.
25% said they valued Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement, the same percentage who said they valued 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s endorsement.
A number of progressive senators running for president are clamoring for the opportunity to collaborate with Ocasio-Cortez on legislation and vying for her endorsement.
“What I would like to see in a presidential candidate is one that has a coherent worldview and logic from which all these policy proposals are coming forward,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN in May.
Ocasio-Cortez has collaborated with Sen. Bernie Sanders on a climate change resolution and legislation capping credit interest rates, shot a video with Sen. Elizabeth Warren criticizing Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and is teaming up with Sen. Kamala Harris on a bill to reform federal public housing.
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Several Democratic presidential candidates are actively courting the support of progressive star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York — and Democratic primary voters polled by INSIDER say they value her 2020 endorsement the most out of all non ex-Democratic presidents.
As part ouf our recurring 2020 primary polling with SurveyMonkey Audience, INSIDER polled 1,105 respondents from July 9 to July 10. Of those, 421 said they would likely participate in their state’s Democratic primary or caucus.
INSIDER asked those respondents “Setting aside those already running for the presidency, which of the following figures’ endorsement would you most value when it comes to the Democratic primary?” allowing respondents to select up to five figures.
70% of respondents said they valued former President Barack Obama’s endorsement.
28% valued former President Bill Clinton’s endorsement.
27% valued former President Jimmy Carter’s endorsement.
25% valued Ocasio-Cortez’s endorsement.
24% valued former Secretary of …read more
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