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Poll: 38 percent say Ocasio-Cortez ‘villain’ in New York losing Amazon HQ deal

Poll: 38 percent say Ocasio-Cortez ‘villain’ in New York losing Amazon HQ deal

Almost 40 percent of New York voters believe Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.) bears responsibility as a “villain” in Amazon’s decision to back out of its plan to put a second headquarters in Queens, according to a new poll.
The Siena College poll, which was released on Monday, found that 38 percent of New York voters thought of the freshman congressman as a “villain” when they were asked to consider her role in the tech giant’s exit.
The survey asked respondents to identify figures in the Amazon debate as either a hero, villain or role player. Twelve percent called Ocasio-Cortez a hero, while 24 percent said she was a role player.
Thirty-four percent of New York voters listed local Queens activists as villains. About 30 percent of respondents viewed both Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) as villains, according to The Associated Press.
Amazon itself was considered a villain by 26 percent of respondents.
The survey’s release comes more than a month after Amazon abruptly canceled its plans to build a second headquarters in New York City.
Ocasio-Cortez, a rising progressive star in the Democratic party who became the youngest woman elected to Congress last year, celebrated the news at the time.
“Today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” Ocasio-Cortez, who repeatedly criticized the deal, said on Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez was among many New York politicians who denounced the state’s deal with Amazon. Many of the critics condemned the move to give Amazon $3 billion in state and city incentives.
Siena College found that 67 percent of New York voters viewed Amazon’s exit as a detrimental move for the state.
The survey was conducted from March 10 to 14 among a population of 700 registered voters. The margin of error is 4.2 percent.