By David Martosko, U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 19:18 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 19:41 GMT, 15 March 2019
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's public approval rating nosedived between September and February, polling data from Gallup show.
Significantly more Americans recognize the Democratic congresswoman's name since a combination of socialism and shoe leather catapulted her to stardom with a Democratic primary win over a 10-term incumbent.
Just 21 per cent of American adults told Gallup's pollsters last month that they didn't know who Ocasio-Cortez was. That number was 50 per cent in September, before she coasted to victory in the general election.
But the more people recognize her, the less they like what they hear: The number of people who have unfavorable views of the 29-year-old lawmaker from New York has grown far faster than her fan base.
New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a growing public approval problem, with just 31 per cent of Americans saying the have a favorable view of her
Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist, is drowning among adults in general by 10 points, and by other margins among Republicans, independents,