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-CortezDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sanders faces lingering questions about appeal to women voters Moore defends Sanders's reputation: 'We don't want the fake, and the phony and the fraudulent' MORE (D-N.Y.) generated more interactions with her tweets over the past month than any other politician except President TrumpDonald John TrumpKaine: Obama called Trump a 'fascist' during 2016 campaign Kaine: GOP senators should 'at least' treat Trump trial with seriousness of traffic court Louise Linton, wife of Mnuchin, deletes Instagram post in support of Greta Thunberg 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 HarrisHarris on 2020 endorsement: 'I am not thinking about it right now' Panel: Is Kamala Harris a hypocrite for mulling a Joe Biden endorsement? The Hill's Morning Report — Dems detail case to remove Trump for abuse of power 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.