Is it possible that residents of a state like New York — New York! — are finally getting tired of shooting themselves in the foot with nice sounding but disastrous economic policies?

A recent poll suggests that yes, it's true.

And there’s more. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., may already be paying a price for her obvious loathing for Amazon.

In a survey of New Yorkers released by Siena College Research Institute, Ocasio-Cortez, the latest face to grace the cover of Time magazine, is taking heat for leading the charge to scuttle the online retailer’s plans to set up a headquarters in Queens.

In a stunning rebuke, 67% of respondents say Amazon’s withdrawal — and the loss of at least 25,000 jobs that came with it— is a bad thing for New York.

Those surveyed say the “biggest villain” in the debacle is Ocasio-Cortez, with her relentless Twitter attacks. “Only 12% call her hero, while 38% label her a villain,” says pollster Steven Greenberg.

“There is an overwhelming feeling its cancellation was bad for the state. And there is strong support—among all demographic groups—for Amazon to reconsider and move forward. Clearly, jobs outweigh the cost of government incentives in the minds of most voters,” says Greenberg.

Job Creators Network, a nonpartisan free-market advocacy group, took the pulse of people in Times Square after the deal soured. Most of these New Yorkers lamented the loss of 25,000 new jobs. One simply said “Queens could’ve used the business.”

For two years in a row, New York has lost more domestic residents to migration than any other state, according to U.S. Census Bureau data on 2017 and 2018 population estimates.

Where is everyone going? South—where the cost of living and the weather are both more forgiving.

Florida and states like it welcome New York transplants. “America is a marketplace where states are competing with each other, and New York is losing,” Republican Florida Sen. Rick Scott wrote in a recent column for the Wall Street Journal. “Their loss is Florida’s gain — and Texas’ and South Carolina’s and Indiana’s.”

One big irony in the Amazon debacle is that Ocasio-Cortez is disenfranchising the very demographic she purports to champion: millennials. As likely new employees, they suffered one of the biggest blows with the loss of the Amazon headquarters.

Millennials are leaving New York in droves. Nearly 30,000 millennials moved out of New York City in 2017 in favor of cities like Charlotte, Seattle, and Oakland, Calif., according to analysis from financial technology company SmartAsset.

With rent skyrocketing twice as quickly as wages, more than one-third of New York residents say they expect to move out within five years.

Ari Buitron, a 49-year-old native New Yorker, told the New York Post, “A lot of my friends have had to move to Florida, Texas, Oregon. You go to your local shop, and it’s $5 for a gallon of milk and $13 for shampoo. Do you know how much a one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment is? $1,700! What’s wrong with this picture?”

Unless the Empire State wakes up and becomes more job- and business-friendly, and lawmakers like Ocasio-Cortez stop their crusade against job creators like Amazon, this pattern of migration will continue.

As long as corporations are actively driven away from setting up shop in the state, New York will continue to experience the loss of its taxpayer base, as families and young people move to more competitive parts of the country.

Democrats aspire to be the party of youth and diversity, but the torpedoed Amazon deal shows that most of them are just job killers. Ocasio-Cortez is hailed as a “star” by left-wing media outlets. But if she’s the new face of the Democratic Party, the party will find itself in deep trouble — right along with New York.

Bill Walton is a board member of the American Conservative Union, Managing Partner of Rappahannock Ventures, and Chairman of Rush River Entertainment. He served on the Donald J. Trump Presidential Transition Team in 2016 and 2017.