The newest rising star in politics is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Her speeches and proposals have garnered much attention, notoriety and even praise from the Democratic establishment.
The media has portrayed her as a learned perceptive scholar who has a deep understanding of economics and the Constitution, in spite of myriad misstated facts and confused pronouncements.
Her election to Congress has created an aura of influence and strength, even though election results do not indicate support of her policies as we have been told by the media.
An examination of the election results puts her overstated and embellished popularity in perspective.
The 14th Congressional district has a population of 691,715 people. Only 141,122 people went to the polls in 2018. Ocasio-Cortez received and was elected to congress with 110,318 votes.
In spite of media commentary to the contrary, AOC does not have widespread support for her socialist platform except from many of her colleagues in the Democratic Party.