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New Poll Shows AOC Was Out of Step with Her Constituents in Blocking Amazon

A majority of voters in the New York City borough of Queens supported Amazon building its new headquarters there. So why did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez oppose it?

By NTK Staff | 04.03.2019 @11:00am
New Poll Shows AOC Was Out of Step with Her Constituents in Blocking Amazon

A new Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday showed that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was out of step with her constituents when she actively lobbied to block Amazon from building it’s new headquarters in New York City.

Last year, Amazon announced plans to build “HQ2 in Long Island City, New York, and Arlington, Virginia.” Ocasio-Cortez was a “vocal opponent” of the decision, according to CNBC. Part of Amazon’s HQ2 in New York City would have been located in Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional district.

Opposition from Ocasio-Cortez and some other local politicians eventually caused Amazon to announce they would not build their HQ2 in New York City or Long Island City.

“A number of state and local politicians have made it clear that they oppose our presence,” Amazon said in a statement about their decision.

Ocasio-Cortez rejoiced at Amazon’s decision tweeting, “anything is possible.”

 

However, it appears that a majority of Ocasio-Cortez’s constituents supported Amazon building HQ2 in New York City, which would have generated an estimated 25,000 jobs.

According to the Quinnipiac poll released on Wednesday, 61 percent of New York City voters approved of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D-NY) decision to try to convince Amazon to “revive its plan” to build a headquarters in Queens.”

What’s worse for Ocasio-Cortez is that 58 percent of the voters in the New York City borough of Queens, which she partially represents, supported that revival effort by Cuomo.

The poll also found that 54 percent of voters support, “offering tax breaks to encourage corporations and businesses to locate in New York City.”

This poll comes just days after The New York Post published an extensive piece highlighting how many of Ocasio-Cortez’s constituents feel that the freshman congresswoman is focused on everything but representing her congressional district.

The Quinnipiac poll also follows a Siena poll from last month that showed a plurality of New York voters blamed Ocasio-Cortez, labeling her a “villain,” for the Amazon deal falling through.

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