New Yorkers are cut up on the Amazon HQ2 deal


New Yorkers are cut up over whether or not the town and state ought to be handing over $Three billion in subsidies to lure Amazon to Lengthy island Metropolis, in keeping with a ballot launched Wednesday.

The Quinnipiac College survey discovered that 46 % accepted of the motivation package deal, whereas 44 % didn’t.

Many of the opposition was centered in Manhattan, the place 52 % had been in opposition to the deal and 30 % had been for it.

The vast majority of residents in Queens — the borough the place Amazon is headed — had no such reservations. Fifty-five % mentioned the subsidy made sense, whereas 39 % mentioned it didn’t.

The subsidy query apart, New Yorkers had no downside with the retail big constructing a brand new headquarters within the Large Apple.

Fifty-seven % applauded the transfer and simply 26 % weren’t comfortable about it.

However by a lopsided 79-13 % margin, individuals questioned by the pollsters mentioned the mission ought to be subjected to the common public assessment course of, relatively than permitting the state to supersede the town.

“Whereas New Yorkers give the thumbs as much as Amazon shifting considered one of its new headquarters to Lengthy Island Metropolis, they’re divided over the sizable carrot supplied to the web retail big,” mentioned pollster Mary Snow.

“They’re united, nevertheless, of their view that New York Metropolis ought to have extra of a say about Amazon’s plans.”

Each Mayor de Blasio and Gov. Cuomo bought destructive marks for pushing the expedited assessment course of.

The mayor additionally didn’t fare properly in his job approval score, which got here in at 43 % optimistic to 40 % destructive — lowest since his 45-46 % rating within the January 2017 Quinnipiac ballot.

The survey of 1,075 New York Metropolis voters was carried out Nov. 27 by means of Tuesday and has a margin error of plus or minus 3.eight proportion factors.

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