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McKenzie Wilson,

New Poll: Amazon's Labor Violations Caused Unnecessary Deaths. Voters Want to Hold Them Accountable


Less than a month ago, deadly tornadoes struck several states in the South and Midwest over the course of a single night, destroying homes and killing at least 88 people. During these devastating tornadoes, managers at a Kentucky candle factory and an Amazon warehouse in Illinois refused to allow employees to leave, resulting in 14 deaths.

New polling from Data for Progress finds that Americans overwhelmingly want to hold these companies accountable for workers' deaths by a +67-point margin. This includes Democrats by a +77-point margin, Independents by a +68-point margin, and Republicans by a +57-point margin.

Read the full polling tabs and methodology here.

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