65% Want Amazon To Build In Their Community

Sixty-five percent (65%) of voters would like to welcome Amazon’s second headquarters facility to their community. A ScottRasmussen.com survey found that just 16% dislike the idea and 19% are not sure.

Fifty-two percent (52%) would like their community to offer tax breaks and other financial incentives to make it happen. Just 26% are opposed.

The giant tech company, which recently announced it will not set up shop in New York City, is viewed favorably by 85% of voters nationwide.

Forty-four percent (44%) of voters think the decision to leave New York behind will be bad for the Big Apple. Eighteen percent (18%) believe it will be good. Liberal voters were somewhat more likely than others to think New York was better off without the Amazon deal. However, a plurality of even the most liberal voters believed it was going to be bad for the city.

But, voters under 35 were evenly divided.  Thirty-one percent (31%) believed getting rid of Amazon was good for the city while 27% see it as bad (see crosstab results).

The survey was conducted just days after Amazon announced it’s decision to withdraw from New York. Just under half (47%) of the nation’s voters were aware of the decision at that time.

These latest results are broadly consistent with more generic data release earlier.  Seventy-percent (70%) of voters say that it would be a good thing if a tech firm established a major new facility in their area, while only 8% say it would be a bad thing.

Seventy-one percent (71%) of voters nationwide recognize that Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have had a bigger impact on the world we live in than the last eight presidents combined.

The reality that culture and technology lead the nation forward while politics and politicians lag behind is a central theme in Scott Rasmussen’s most recent book: The Sun is Still Rising: Politics Has Failed But America Will Not.

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The national survey of 1,000 Registered Voters was conducted February 17-18, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodology). It has a 3.1 percentage point Margin of Error with a 95% level of confidence.

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