Forty-two percent (42%) of voters nationwide believe Nancy Pelosi represents and defines the Democratic Party better than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that 20% take the opposite view and see AOC as a better representative. Thirty-seven percent (37%) are not sure.
Among Democratic voters, 44% say Pelosi best represents their party while 27% pick Ocasio-Cortez. Voters under 35 are evenly divided: 29% see AOC as the face of the party while 28% name Pelosi. The most liberal voters are also evenly divided (see crosstab results).
If Ocasio-Cortez endorsed a presidential candidate, 29% of Democrats would be more likely to support that candidate while 13% would be less likely to do so. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say it wouldn’t make any difference and 22% are not sure.
Among all voters, 17% would be more likely to vote for an AOC endorsed candidate while 34% would be less likely to vote for that candidate.
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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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