Fact check: Donald Trump's claims about Ilhan Omar and Cortez's polls


Donald Trump wrote a tweet attacking US Representatives Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He claimed the following:

Claim 1:

“Omar is polling at 8%…”

Fact Check 1:

From Snopes.com:

What’s True

Poll results shared on the condition of anonymity with the political news site Axios showed a total of “1,003 likely general-election voters who are white and have two years or less of college education” had unfavorable views of Reps. Omar and Ocasio-Cortez. The results indicated Omar polled at 9 percent (not 8 percent) and AOC at 21 percent.

What’s False

We know of no credible polls that show Ocasio-Cortez or Omar have such low approval ratings now in their respective districts or in their overall popularity in the country.

What’s Undetermined

We don’t know who conducted the survey, who sponsored it, how the questions were worded, or the survey’s methodology.

 

Claim 2:

“…Cortez at 21%.”

Fact Check 2:

From Snopes.com

What’s True

Poll results shared on the condition of anonymity with the political news site Axios showed a total of “1,003 likely general-election voters who are white and have two years or less of college education” had unfavorable views of Reps. Omar and Ocasio-Cortez. The results indicated Omar polled at 9 percent (not 8 percent) and AOC at 21 percent.

What’s False

We know of no credible polls that show Ocasio-Cortez or Omar have such low approval ratings now in their respective districts or in their overall popularity in the country.

What’s Undetermined

We don’t know who conducted the survey, who sponsored it, how the questions were worded, or the survey’s methodology.

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