Posts Categorized: Polling

More Americans Want Statehood for Puerto Rico

A new poll from Fox News finds that a majority of respondents want Puerto Rico to be a state, not a territory or an independent nation. In phone interviews with over 1,000 subjects, Fox found that 41% of those surveyed favored statehood for Puerto Rico — an 11 point jump since the last time Fox… Read more »

New Polls on Puerto Rico Status

Two new polls on Puerto Rico status are being conducted in the run up to the 2017 referendum. The Tylt, a website that gives readers a chance to vote in simple yes-or-no polls, asked whether Puerto Rico should become the 51st state. As of this writing, 68.6% of respondents say yes to statehood for Puerto… Read more »

NPP, Statehood Maintain Lead in Puerto Rico Polls

New Progressive Party (NPP) gubernatorial candidate Ricardo Rossello led PDP hopeful David Bernier, Gov. Garcia’s former Secretary of State, 39.01% to 30.73% in a poll of 1,074 voters in Puerto Rico October 15th. Two independents had 13.97% and 12.1% respectively, and the two ’third party’ aspirants had 3.82% and .37% support. NPP U.S. House nominee… Read more »

Ignorance About Puerto Rico a Continuing Problem

YouGov.com recently reported that there is widespread ignorance about Puerto Rico in the U.S. as a whole, based on a poll conducted by YouGov and The Economist. Fewer than half of the people they surveyed knew that Puerto Ricans are citizens of the United States — and that included Hispanics as well as people of… Read more »

Polling Puerto Rico on Presidential Race

Residents of Puerto Rico can vote in presidential primaries, but not in the general election, even though people born in Puerto Rico are citizens of the United States. Pasquines, a news magazine focusing on Puerto Rico, will be holding online polls from now until the general election to determine how Puerto Rico would vote if… Read more »

New Gallup Poll Finds Pessimism in Puerto Rico

When asked whether the economy is getting better, respondents in a new Gallup survey in North America, South America, and the Caribbean were fairly optimistic overall. The majority in the U.S. and in Latin America say that it’s a good time to be looking for a job and that the economy is improving. Not so… Read more »

Campaigning for President in Spanish

Quartz.com reported on the Spanish language abilities of the announced candidates for the 2016 presidential election — and for some who might be planning to throw their hats into the ring. Of the candidates listed, only two actually speak Spanish fluently: Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. Both have expressed support for statehood for Puerto Rico…. Read more »

Where the Puerto Rican Vote Can Make A Difference In 2014

There are nearly 4 million potential voters in Puerto Rico, but they are not able to vote for the president, for senators, or for voting congressional representatives. This arguably makes their opinions less relevant to decision makers in Washington and state capitols. However, there are also now more than 4 million potential voters of Puerto Rican heritage on… Read more »