AOC is vulnerable to a primary challenge, survey finds

She’s a social media superstar — but a survey of Democrats in her Bronx-Queens 14th District has found that Democratic Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is vulnerable to a re-election challenge.

The survey, commissioned by the decidedly anti-Ocasio-Cortez “Stop The AOC” political action committee, found that 47% of Democrats in the 14th Congressional District view her favorably and 29% unfavorably, with 24% unsure.

Asked if they supported Ocasio-Cortez’s efforts to “ruin the Amazon deal that would have created 25,000 jobs in the neighborhood,”  37% said yes, 35% said no with 28% unsure.

Anger directed at Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon’s decision to back out of a deal for a headquarters and campus in Long Island City has created an opening for a challenger to pound her as anti-jobs and anti-business, said Dan Backer, founder of Stop The AOC.

“The argument against AOC is Amazon, Amazon and also Amazon,” Backer said.

The Post previously reported that the anti-AOC group was spending money to gauge opposition to her in the district.

Voters were also asked if they believe AOC spends more time focusing on social media than helping New Yorkers in her district.

The results found that 40% said AOC is helping her district more, 22% said she’s focusing on social media more, and the remaining 38% were unsure.

Respondents were mixed on whether they would support a primary challenger to AOC — 26% said likely or somewhat likely, 43% said unlikely or somewhat unlikely with nearly a third undecided.

Canvassers for the anti-AOC group door knocked on over 5,400 Democratic households and interviewed 817 registered Dems. About two-thirds of respondents said they knew of the first-term congresswoman.

The survey even claimed that a third of Democrats were open to supporting a Republican challenger in the 2020 general election.

“After surveying voters in 817 Democratic homes in the district, it’s clear Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is not sitting well with the voters she was elected to serve. The opportunity for a new voice is prevalent in the Democratic primary, and the electorate is ready to take action in 2020,” said Justin Greiss, of Mobilize the Message, whose group conducted the survey for the STOP the AOC group.

Ocasio-Cortez spokesman Corbin Trent declined comment on the survey but emphasized that the freshman congresswoman is “doing incredible work for people in the district.” He noted she’s held more than 60 community events since January.

“We’re proud of the work she’s doing in the House,” Trent said.

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