A new Siena College poll has found that New Yorkers consider freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) the top “villain” in Amazon’s decision to pull the plug on plans to build its headquarters in the city–costing the city thousands of high-paying jobs.
The poll, released on Monday, asked voters to rank leaders as “hero,” “villain,” or “role player” in causing Amazon to change its plan to build a new headquarter in the Queens neighborhood.
Thirty-eight percent picked freshman Democratic Socialist Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as the chief villain, while only 12 percent responded that she was a “hero” in opposing Amazon’s plan.
Thirty-four percent called local activists the top villain, followed by New York Mayor de Blasio (29 percent), Gov. Andrew Cuomo (26 percent), Amazon (21 percent) and labor unions (17 percent).
Sixty-seven percent of respondents said that Amazon’s decision to leave the city was “bad” for the state, while just 21 percent said it was “good.”
Amazon was set to create 25,000-40,000 high-paying jobs in the city–with the average salary at $150,000.
The poll also found that a slight majority disagree with New York’s seemingly never-ending shift to the left–with 51 percent of voters saying the state is too liberal, while 36 percent disagree.
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