A recent Gallup poll that was released on Friday had pollsters pointing out that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s approval ratings have tanked since January, although few of them acknowledged that they’re tanking only with a small minority of people in the United States. They ignored that fact because the small minority is the group with the majority of power in the U.S.
In other words, Ocasio-Cortez is not doing well with men, who make up 49.8 percent of the population but only with men who are white and over 40, which becomes an even smaller number. Why is it so important that this group of Americans has been influenced by negative reports and attacks on the young, Latina congresswoman?
In short, it’s because that is the group to whom everyone else is held up against as the standard. To be anything other than a white, Christian, heterosexual male is to be “other,” or not as valuable, or simply not “normal.” Those discounting the popularity of Ocasio-Cortez with the largest voting group in the United States, which is made up of those who still hold minority status as women, millennials, and non-white Americans, are pulling from the same deck of cards as those who consider the white, male American as the only group whose opinions hold weight and value.
The fact is that Ocasio-Cortez’s ratings outside the 14th district in New York are irrelevant to her future success in campaigning and elections. She ran for Congress representing people who support her and her policies because they reflect their own beliefs. What white males over 40 who watch Fox News and vote for Donald Trump think of her means nothing.
Twitter was in full agreement. Read some of their comments below:
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