Thirty-eight percent of New York voters say Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., was a “villain” in Amazon’s decision to pull out of plans to build a headquarters in Queens, a new Siena College poll reveals.
Only 12 percent call her a “hero” in the collapse of the deal with Amazon. Twenty-four percent classified her as a “role player.”
Ocasio-Cortez and other critics of the Amazon deal said the state went too far in offering the online retail giant tax incentives.
“Local Queens activists” were the second biggest “villain” with 34 percent, the poll noted.
Here is how the New York survey breaks down:
- 31 percent have a favorable view of Ocasio-Cortez, compared to 44 percent who have an unfavorable opinion of her.
- 34 percent have a favorable opinion of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, while 50 percent do not.
- 51 percent have a favorable view of Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., compared to 41 percent who have an unfavorable opinion of him.
- 43 percent have a favorable opinion of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., while 33 percent do not.
- 46 percent have a favorable view of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, compared to 48 percent who have an unfavorable opinion of him.
- 36 percent have a favorable opinion of President Donald Trump, while 60 percent do not.
The poll, conducted March 10-14, surveyed 700 New York registered voters. The margin of error is plus or minus 4.2 percentage points.
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