Poll shows congresswomen attacked by Trump with weak favorability ratings

The four congresswomen whom President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE attacked over the weekend have weak favorability ratings among a national audience, according to a new poll released Wednesday. 

Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOcasio-Cortez to endorse Sanders for president Pennsylvania candidate would be first autistic woman elected to a state legislature Pressley joins hundreds of activists calling for Kavanaugh impeachment: 'I believe in the power of us' MORE (D-Mass.) had the highest favorability among the four in The Economist/YouGov Poll. Twenty-two percent of respondents had a very or somewhat favorable opinion of her, compared to 18 percent who had a very or somewhat unfavorable opinion, giving her a net favorability of +4 points.

Only 2 of the 5 Democratic freshmen women included in the survey, Pressley and Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.), had a positive favorability rating.

Reps. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibFive takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? Ocasio-Cortez to endorse Sanders for president MORE (D-Mich.), Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezFive takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? Ocasio-Cortez to endorse Sanders for president MORE (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarFive takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? Ocasio-Cortez to endorse Sanders for president MORE (D-Minn.) all had net negative favorability ratings, of -7 points (24 percent unfavorable to 31 recent favorable), -8 (41 percent unfavorable to 33 percent favorable) and -9 (24 percent unfavorable to 25 percent favorable), respectively. 

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But a large amount of Americans don't have opinions on the first-year lawmakers, aside from Ocasio-Cortez.

Sixty percent of respondents did not know if they had a favorable or unfavorable view of Pressley, while 45 percent did not have an opinion either way on Tlaib and 41 percent did not have one on Omar.

Only 26 percent of respondents said they didn't know what their opinion was on Ocasio-Cortez, whose unexpected primary win over former Rep. Joseph Crowley vaulted her to national notoriety. That is a figure lower than all 2020 Democratic candidates outside of former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE and Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE (D-Mass.).

All four of the progressive lawmakers had higher net favorability ratings than congressional Democrats overall, who as a party had a -10 rating.

YouGov surveyed 1,500 adults between July 14 — the day Trump attacked the four progressive lawmakers on Twitter— and July 16. The margin of error for the sample is 2.6 percentage points.

Trump on Sunday suggested those lawmakers, all women of color, should “go back” to other countries, despite all four congresswomen being U.S. citizens.

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