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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

In Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's first 2 months on Capitol Hill, 71% of Americans are aware of who she is, however her favorability has fallen since she was elected, according to a new Gallup survey,

By the numbers: Gallup found that 31% of respondents view the freshman congresswoman favorably, while 41% fall into the unfavorable category. Only 26% of respondents viewed her unfavorably before the election in a poll from September, while 41% view her unfavorably now. Republicans have a negative perception of her to the tune of 73%, up from 52% in September, and only 5% of Republicans view her favorably. On the whole, Ocasio-Cortez performs best among Democrats (+41), of whom 56% now view her positively.

Why it matters: Republicans are more likely to have an opinion of Ocasio-Cortez than Democrats, which at least in part explains her overall net-negative rating. Gallup provided additional context, comparing Ocasio-Cortez's numbers only to Hillary Clinton circa 2001. Despite her historic June 2018 primary win against a 10-term incumbent, the freshman congresswoman's exposure has, in fact, lowered her favorability rating among most voting groups, Gallup indicates.

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The big picture: Sanders was touted as a contender after it was announced she was leaving the Trump administration in June 2019. Then-President Trump tweeted he hoped she would run for governor, adding "she would be fantastic." Sanders is "seen as leader in the polls" in the Republican state, notes the Washington Post's Josh Dawsey, who first reported the news.

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced Sunday evening that he's tested positive for COVID-19.

Driving the news: López Obrador tweeted that he has mild symptoms and is receiving medical treatment. "As always, I am optimistic," he added. "We will all move forward."

Coronavirus has inflamed global inequality

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History will likely remember the pandemic as the "first time since records began that inequality rose in virtually every country on earth at the same time." That's the verdict from Oxfam's inequality report covering the year 2020 — a terrible year that hit the poorest, hardest across the planet.

Why it matters: The world's poorest were already in a race against time, facing down an existential risk in the form of global climate change. The coronavirus pandemic could set global poverty reduction back as much as a full decade, according to the World Bank.