Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez overcame a 36 point deficit in the polls to defeat Democratic Caucus Chair Joseph Crowley in New York's 14th district primaries. And on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert she revealed how she overcame the odds by rocking the vote.
Trailing by 36 points in the polls just 3 weeks before the primaries, Ocasio-Cortez didn't just shore up the gap, she obliterated it. She defeated Crowley by 15 points. She explained surge, saying, "Here's the big thing, polling -- people try to identify who's the most likely person to turn out, and what we did is we changed who turns out."
The 28-year-old democratic socialist has the potential to be the youngest congresswoman in history all because she got young people to vote on an off-year, midterm primary election by running on a simple platform they could relate too.
What is her platform? She said, "I believe that in a modern, moral and wealthy society, no person in America should be too poor to live."
Colbert pointed out that Trump took credit for Crowley's loss by saying it was because he wasn't nice to the president. So Colbert asked, "Are going to be nicer to the President?" To which Ocasio-Cortez replied, "You know, the President is from Queens and with all due respect half of my district is from Queens. I don't think he knows how to deal with a girl from the Bronx."