Poll Names Rep. Ocasio-Cortez #1 'Villain' in Amazon HQ2 Withdrawal


A poll released Monday detailed the extent of the blame Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been receiving for Amazon's decision not to open a new headquarters in Queens.

The poll, done by Siena College, asked New York state voters who was the "hero," "villain" or "role player" in the Amazon fiasco.

Out of all the elected officials that could have taken the blame, Ocasio-Cortez came in number 1.

According to the New York Post, 38 percent of poll takers identified the freshman congresswoman as the "biggest villain while only 12 percent called her a hero."

Other figures taking the blame of "chief villain" were local activists with 34 percent; 29 percent Mayor Bill de Blasio; 28 percent Gov. Andrew Cuomo; 26 percent Amazon itself; 21 percent the state Senate, and 17 percent labor unions.

Additionally, 67 percent of voters said Amazon's withdrawal was "bad" for New York, while only 21 percent said it was "good."

Voters also said they supported the agreement that would have allowed Amazon to receive $3 billion in government incentives in exchange for creating 25,000 jobs. Only 30 percent opposed the idea.

Many other issues plaguing New York were questioned on the ballot including, congestion pricing, marijuana, and the property tax cap.

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