Posts Categorized: Polling

Most in Poll Oppose New Gov’s Policies

A majority of Puerto Ricans oppose the policies of the territory’s new “commonwealth” party governor, according to a major poll published today. In addition to 56% opposing Alejandro Garcia Padilla’s program, the Governor gets poor marks on job performance. The head of the statehood party, Pedro Pierluisi (D), Puerto Rico’s sole representative in the Federal… Read more »

Puerto Ricans Vote for Statehood

A solid majority of Puerto Ricans have voted to end the island’s 114-year old relationship as a territory of the United States and become the nation’s 51st state.  When asked whether Puerto Rico should “continue to have its present form of territorial status,”  54% of all voters (934,238 people) answered “no” while only 46% (796,007) responded “yes.” 

Florida’s Puerto Ricans: A Swing Vote in a Swing State

Florida is a “must win” state for Romney, and polling in the final stretch of the presidential campaign shows him with an edge.  Given the solid support for President Obama in the critical swing state in 2008, it is worth examining what is different this time.  The state’s emerging Puerto Rico population may hold some… Read more »

New Poll Shows Momentum For Fortuno and Statehood: Both Lead By More Than 5%

A new poll shows that incumbent Governor Luis Fortuno has taken the lead in the gubinatorial race with 47.2% of the vote.  Challenger and Popular Democratic Party (PDP) member Garcia Padilla followed in second place with 41.5%, Independence candidate Commissioner Juan Dalmau Ramírez had 4% of the vote, and the three remaining candidates received 7.3%. The poll was conducted from October 19, 2012 to October 22,… Read more »

Fortuno Gains Ground in Latest Poll

Puerto Rican newspaper El Nuevo Dia is reporting that Governor Luis Fortuno (NPP) has has pulled even in the race for governor, coming within two percentage points of challenger Alejandro Garcia Padilla (PDP). 

U.S. English Poll Shows Bias

The group U.S. English has released a poll showing that more than half of Puerto Ricans would vote for statehood if there were a yes/no vote on the question.

New Poll on Puerto Rico Governor Race

A new poll conducted by ASISA Research Group and reported on the El Vocero website has Governor Luis Fortuno pulling ahead of challenger Alejandro García Padilla by more than five percentage points: Fortuno: 44.5% Padilla: 39% Undecided: 9% Dalmau: 3.2% Other candidates: <1% each These results represent an increase of 11.5% for Fortuno since the last poll conducted by… Read more »

The U.S. Flag with 51 Stars

  Puerto Rico has voted to become the 51st state of the Union. Congress, however, will have the final say on Puerto Rican statehood, giving residents of the fifty states influence in the decision making process as well.  It is an appropriate time for all Americans to discuss this issue and look ahead to the challenges and opportunities of having a 51st state…. Read more »