Donald Trump wrote a tweet attacking US Representatives Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. He claimed the following:
…..Congresswomen, who I truly believe, based on their actions, hate our Country. Get a list of the HORRIBLE things they have said. Omar is polling at 8%, Cortez at 21%. Nancy Pelosi tried to push them away, but now they are forever wedded to the Democrat Party. See you in 2020!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2019
“Omar is polling at 8%…”
Fact Check 1:
According to a recent CBSNews/YouGov poll of a “nationally representative sample of 2,099 U.S. residents”, Omar has a 19% favorability rating, over double the number given by Trump. However, USA Today has reported that the number given by Trump is similar to a poll taken of white males without college education.
Claim is Misleading and inaccurate.
“…Cortez at 21%.”
Fact Check 2:
According to the same CBSNews/YouGov poll Ocasio-Cortez has a favorability rating of 23%, which is pretty close to the number Trump used, and technically within the margin of error on that poll (+/- 2.3%).
Claim is Mostly true.