Almost 40% of New York voters believe New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez 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% 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 poll also found that 67% of New York voters viewed Amazon’s exit as a detrimental move for the state