Ocasio-Cortez has most engaged Twitter of all politicians other than Trump: analysis

Ocasio-Cortez has most engaged Twitter of all politicians other than Trump: analysis
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez fires back at Jamie Dimon after CEO dismisses Green New Deal Inslee: We want world to know 'there is still intelligent life in the US' The importance of moderate voters MORE (D-N.Y.) generated more interactions with her tweets over the past month than any other politician except President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Pentagon investigator probing whether acting chief boosted former employer Boeing Trump blasts McCain, bemoans not getting 'thank you' for funeral MORE, according to an Axios study published Saturday.

The Axios analysis examined politicians’ and news outlets’ tweets from Dec. 11, 2018, to Jan. 11, and found that Ocasio-Cortez had 11.8 million retweets and likes. She trailed only Trump, who had nearly 40 million interactions on his tweets. 

Ocasio-Cortez had more than 7 million more interactions than the next highest-ranking politician, which was Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJ.J. Abrams, Shonda Rhimes to host Kamala Harris fundraiser Warren, Klobuchar call on FTC to curtail use of non-compete clauses Pollster says 'it's certainly not looking good' for Trump ahead of 2020 MORE (D-Calif.), according to the study.

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The Axios study noted that each politician tweets at a different daily rate. Trump shares roughly nine tweets per day, compared to Ocasio-Cortez, who sends about six tweets a day, and Harris, who tweets nearly 10 times each day.

Ocasio-Cortez has made waves nationally since she scored a shocking primary victory last year to unseat longtime Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.). The self-identified democratic socialist went on to become the youngest woman ever elected to the House.

She has regularly garnered national attention and gone viral on social media for her progressive policy positions and her use of Twitter to respond to critics and share her views.