Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could give Donald Trump a close fight in 2020 presidential election, says poll

The poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports found that at least 43 percent would pick the Republican while 40 percent of the voters would vote for the Democrat.


                            Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could give Donald Trump a close fight in 2020 presidential election, says poll

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress in the United States history, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, would give President Donald Trump a close fight if she ran for the presidential elections in 2020.

Ocasio-Cortez, who is 29-years-old, however, is too young to run for the White House until the 2028 elections.

The latest poll conducted by Rasmussen Reports found that if Cortez contested against Trump in the coming elections, at least 43 percent would pick the Republican while 40 percent of the voters would vote for the Democrat. The poll also stated that at least 17 percent of the respondents were undecided on their choice.

It unlikely they would run against each other, that that hasn't stopped the two from trading jibes at each other, with the president on Monday saying that he was not paying any attention to the New York Congresswoman.

U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from the press while departing the White House on November 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to campaign today in Mississippi for Republican senate candidate Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. (Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from the press while departing the White House on November 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is scheduled to campaign today in Mississippi for Republican senate candidate Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith. (Getty Images)

When reporters asked Trump at the White House to respond to Ocasio-Cortez's claim that he's a "racist," the Republican shook his head and waved dismissively, saying: "Who cares?" the Daily Mail reported.

A journalist asked him: "Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has called you a racist," to which Trump responded with: "Who did?"

The reporter again stated "Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez." Trump then said: "Who cares?"

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) takes the oath during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) takes the oath during the first session of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol January 03, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

Shortly after Trump made the remarks, the 29-year-old lawmaker shot back at him on Twitter, saying: "'I bartended for *years* in New York City. I understand guys like this like the back of my hand. We got under his skin." She ended her message with a laughing emoji.

Screenshot of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tweet about Trump. (Twitter/@AOC)
Screenshot of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's tweet about Trump. (Twitter/@AOC)

Ocasio-Cortez, ever since she unseated longtime Democratic Rep Joe Crowley in the New York primary earlier this year, has strongly spoken about her fight toward socialism. The 29-year-old also made news when she recently promised her interns a "living wage" as she actively hit back at her critics who mocked her appearance and age. Prominent Republicans, including senator Lindsey Graham, Donald Trump Jr and Kelleyanne Conway, recently questioned her political knowledge citing her age.