Posts Categorized: Polling

Ignorance About Puerto Rico a Continuing Problem 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 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 »

Puerto Rico’s Governor Not Popular in Florida; Statehooders Liked

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla (“commonwealth” party) is viewed negatively by two-thirds of the residents of central Florida of Puerto Rican origin who have an opinion of him, according to a professional poll. By contrast, they have favorable impressions of his statehood party predecessor and the two statehood party leaders who are who are… Read more »

Florida Puerto Ricans By 2-1 Say “Commonwealth” Can’t Be Improved

Three-fifths of residents of central Florida of Puerto Rican origin accept that Puerto Rico’s current political status — territory, but sometimes misleadingly called “commonwealth” — cannot be improved, according to a recent professional poll. The number is more than twice as many as want changes in the current status, the status course advocated by the… Read more »