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New Yorkers Label Ocasio-Cortez ‘Biggest Villain’ in Amazon HQ2 Fallout

Weeks after Amazon announced it was pulling out of its proposed headquarters in New York City, the state’s voters are blaming a freshman congresswoman for the fallout.

By NTK Staff | 03.19.2019 @9:35am
New Yorkers Label Ocasio-Cortez ‘Biggest Villain’ in Amazon HQ2 Fallout

A new Siena College Research Institute poll found that two-thirds of New York voters believe that Amazon abandoning its plans to build a second headquarters in Queens is bad for New York.

Those numbers include 63 percent of Democrats, 56 percent of self-identified liberals, and 64 percent of New York City voters.

And there’s one person that a plurality of New Yorkers blame for the debacle: freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-NY). Sienna College pollster Steven Greenberg explains:

“Who do New Yorkers blame? Well, there’s certainly blame enough to go around. More people think that Amazon, Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, the State Senate, and local Queens activists were villains in this saga than they were heroes. However, voters say the biggest villain was Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Only 12 percent call her hero, while 38 percent label her a villain,” Greenberg said. “Amazon itself was seen as the biggest villain among Democrats, but Republicans and independents had Ocasio-Cortez as far and away the largest villain, followed by the local Queens activists.”

Breaking down the results by region, 50 percent of voters in the New York City suburbs blamed Ocasio-Cortez; 40 percent of Upstate voters agree; and 29 percent of voters in the five boroughs of the city said the same.

Greenberg added that by a wide margin, New York voters would support Amazon coming back to the Empire State, if Cuomo is able to strike a deal.

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