Conservative pollster Frank Luntz suggested Tuesday that MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) is the only Democrat who is sincere enough to beat President Donald Trump in the 2020 elections, if only she could run.
The US Constitution requires presidents to be at least 35 years old. Ocasio-Cortez is 29.
"The key lies in authenticity," said Luntz to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, who himself was a source of controversy last week when she featured in a podcast on losing the country "huge demographic change" due to undocumented problems raved about immigration.
"You want to say what you mean, what you say," said Luntz. "You want to be able to look directly into the camera and be yourself. And at least half of them [the 2020 Democratic hopefuls] are trying to be something they are not. "
Remarkably, Ingraham – a sharp critic of Ocasio-Cortez and one of its key political proposals, the Green New Deal – agrees.
"That's why AOC connects – it's itself. And you may not agree with their policies and ideas, but they seem to be very real. And it seems to have fun, "said the presenter of the popular primetime show" The Ingraham Angle. "
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"Nobody has a better time in politics than Donald Trump and AOC," Luntz said. "They should compete against each other, although she can not legally."
Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore took a similar view of Ocasio-Cortez in February. "She is the leader. Everyone knows, everyone feels it, "said Moore. "She is the leader of this mass movement."
Luntz also threw down the decisions of Democratic presidential candidates Beto O'Rourke, Sen. Cory Booker (DNJ) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) On "Reset Campaigns."
It was "the dumbest, what you can do, because it then acknowledges that your policy is not working, "he said.
On Monday, Luntz predicted that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) would win. However, the Democratic nomination in 2020 added that he probably would not "turn to the general mainstream of the American people."
And those two sentiments that have chosen Donald Trump live not only right, but also left, "he said. why Bernie Sanders did so well in 2016 and why I agree with you that he is the most likely candidate for 2020. "
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.