From the Morning Memo:

A poll commissioned by Amazon found broad support for the company developing a campus and office complex in Long Island City amid a sustained pushback from labor unions and some state and local elected officials.

The poll, conducted by HarrisX, found 69 percent approve of Amazon coming to New York City, with 19 percent opposed. The poll oversampled the Queens Senate district of Democratic Deputy Majority Leader Mike Gianaris, a leading opponent of the deal.

In Gianaris’s district, approval for Amazon in Long Island City was at 77 percent.

The proposal, which would bring 25,000 jobs over the coming years tied to $3 billion in tax incentives, has drawn criticism from elected officials in New York City over the size of the tax package as well as the company’s opposition to unionization.

The poll asked respondents, “Do you approve or disapprove of Amazon locating one of its new headquarters in Long Island City in Queens?”

“The results of this poll are welcome news for both Amazon and New York City. Today, a plurality of New York City voters say that the city’s economy is headed in the wrong direction, and the HQ2 is seen as providing a boost to that economy, including by a majority of Queens’ residents,” said Dritan Nesho, CEO of HarrisX. “Some concerns remain around rising housing prices and transportation, but overall the public sees Amazon HQ2 landing in Long Island City as a win for New York.”

More details on the poll can be found here.

Gianaris responded online to the survey with a virtual eye roll, tweeting a series of laughing emojis. Gianaris this week was nominated to a state board that has oversight over the approval of economic development spending.

New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, another Amazon deal critic, was also skeptical.

“If you believe these poll numbers – I have 500 million dollars in direct cash to fund your trillion dollar company AND I’ll throw you another 2 billion dollars in ‘incentives,'” he wrote.

The fight has led to a public split between Senate Democrats and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has defended the deal, calling it important for New York City to be a player in the tech economy and has argued the company could easily move to New Jersey, which offered a more generous tax incentive package. But Cuomo has also said Amazon could have done a better job communicating the benefits of the move to Long Island City.

He also warned Democrats in the Legislature could face electoral consequences for opposing the deal.

“If the Senate is going to be the reason that Amazon leaves New York,” Cuomo said Tuesday in an interview with WAMC, “I wouldn’t want to be running for re-election as a Democratic senator.”