Four progressive Members of Congress known as the Squad have been the focus of significant media attention in recent weeks. However, they remain relatively unknown outside of political circles.
Just 42% of voters are able to identify members of the Squad as extremely progressive. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 8% think they are bi-partisan moderates while 6% say extremely conservative. Forty-four percent (44%) are not sure.
Most men (54%) identify the Squad as extremely progressive while most women (55%) are not sure. Most liberal voters (54%) identify the four women as progressives while most moderates (55%) are not sure (see crosstab results).
Overall, 57% of voters say they are following news about the Squad at least somewhat closely. That includes 26% who say they are following such news Very Closely.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is the best known member of the Squad. Thirty-one percent (31%) of voters have a favorable opinion of her while 33% hold an unfavorable view. The rest either have never heard of her or don’t know enough to have an opinion.
Twenty percent (20%) voters believe AOC represents and defines the Democratic Party better than Nancy Pelosi. Forty-two percent (42%) see Pelosi as the face of the party. Pelosi’s favorability ratings are–on a net basis–lower than AOC’s. All Congressional leaders have net negative ratings.
As for other members of the Squad, Ilhan Omar is viewed favorably by 24% and unfavorably by 34%. For Ayanna Pressley, the numbers are 26% positive and 27% negative. Rashida Tlaib earns favorable reviews from 25% and unfavorable reviews from 31%.
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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted July 17-18, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology and a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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