A survey of signed up citizens in New york city reveals more than a 3rd blame Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez for the cancellation of Amazon’s HQ2 strategies in Long Island City.
When Amazon revealed on February 14 that it was deserting its Long Island City prepares, it laid the blame directly with political leaders however did not call names.
“A variety of state and regional political leaders have actually made it clear that they oppose our existence and will not deal with us to construct the kind of relationships that are needed to move forward with the task,” it stated in a blog site at the time
Now a survey recommends that New Yorkers might frown at Ocasio-Cortez for her opposition. A Siena College study of 700 signed up New york city citizens discovered 67% thought that Amazon cancelling its HQ2 strategies was bad for New york city.
Those questioned were asked whether essential figures in the Amazon offer were a “hero,” “bad guy,” or “function gamer.” Ocasio-Cortez was most often called a “bad guy,” with 38% of those surveyed designating her one. The survey likewise suggested that Ocasio-Cortez’s approval score has actually taken a hit given that Amazon’ choice, dropping from 34-29 in January to 31-44
Siena kept in mind in a news release that who the greatest “bad guy” was varied, depending upon individuals’s political beliefs. “Amazon itself was viewed as the greatest bad guy amongst Democrats, however Republicans and independents had Ocasio-Cortez as by far the biggest bad guy, followed by the regional Queens activists,” stated Siena College pollster Steven Greenberg.
This is not the very first time Ocasio-Cortez has actually been blamed for the offer failing. Conservative groups fasted to blame Ocasio-Cortez for Amazon’s choice. One such group secured a signboard in Time Square blaming her for “25,000 lost New York City tasks” and “$ 4 billion in lost salaries.” A picture of the signboard was consequently tweeted by Fox News’ Laura Ingraham
Nevertheless, Ocasio-Cortez has actually offered signals that she’s not entirely opposed to Amazon concerning New york city Gov. Andrew Cuomo has actually been attempting to court Amazon back, however informed WAMC radio on Monday that he isn’t enthusiastic, stating “the horse runs out the barn.”