Posts Categorized: Polling

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 »

81% of Florida Puerto Ricans: “Proud” if Puerto Rico Becomes a State

Eighty-one percent of citizens of Puerto Rican origin in central Florida would be proud if the territory becomes a State, according to a new poll. When asked if they agree with the statement that Puerto Rican statehood would make them proud, 60% answered that they “strongly agree,” and 21% responded that they “somewhat agree.” Only… Read more »

64% of Florida Puerto Ricans Want Statehood for Puerto Rico

Voters of Puerto Rican origin in central Florida overwhelmingly support statehood for Puerto Rico, according to a new poll. The professional survey found that about 64% favor the status for the territory. The percentage was slightly higher than the vote for statehood in a plebiscite in Puerto Rico held by the Commonwealth government along with… Read more »

Puerto Rico’s Status: Who Should Decide?

Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States that has not been incorporated into the country — even though it is treated like a State under most laws. Because it has not been made a permanent part of the United States, Puerto Rico can become a separate nation or a U.S. State. And, as a nation,… Read more »

Puerto Ricans Negative on Territory; Disappointed in “Commonwealth” Leaders

Puerto Ricans are extremely unhappy and pessimistic.  A scientific poll taken February 19-24 found very negative views regarding: conditions in the territory; their personal finances and the insular government’s; and the Commonwealth’s leaders. A staggering 93% regarded the territorial situation as very bad.  The quality of life was bad to terrible for 45% versus 16% who… Read more »