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Poll finds support for Amazon deal

Feb 12, 2019 12:15 pm
The Times Union is reporting a new Siena Research Institute poll found that 56 percent of New Yorkers approve of the recently announced deal between Amazon and the state of New York that would allow the online retailer to locate its corporate offices in Queens. Only 36 percent opposed the deal, according to the data released Feb. 12. "Even as Amazon is said to be reexamining the deal with New York to locate in Queens, by twenty points New York voters approve of the deal," said Siena College Research Institute director, Don Levy, in a statement. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have championed the agreement as a way to generate jobs. In other results: New Yorkers are evenly split on the question of legalizing sports betting, with 44 percent in support, and 44 percent against. Eighty-five percent of voters say it is important the state make an effort to count every New Yorker in the 2020 Census. And a large majority of respondents support adding a question to the 2020 Census asking if each person is a U.S. citizen. The poll was conducted by phone from Feb. 4 through Feb. 7 in English to 778 registered voters. Read the full story in the Times Union.