Posts Categorized: Polling

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 »

Puerto Ricans in the United States: A Statistical Profile

The Pew Hispanic Center has released a report on Hispanic populations in the United States, The 10 Largest Hispanic Origin Groups: Characteristics, Rankings, Top Counties, along with a statistical profile on Hispanics of Puerto Rican Origin in the United States in 2010.  According to the report, Puerto Ricans are the second-largest Hispanic subgroup in the… Read more »

Puerto Rican Influence in the Presidential Election

On election day, the people of Puerto Rico will have no direct say in who becomes President of the United States.  Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens.  They serve in the U.S. military.  But as a territory and not a state, Puerto Rico has no Electoral College votes, and its residents have no formal voice on election day. Yet… Read more »

Puerto Rico’s Status: What the Polls Say

Polls by Puerto Rico’s major TV and newspaper last December showed that statehood was the most popular option — but that fewer than half of those polled would choose it.

Statehood: Is Now the Best Chance?

The possibility of Puerto Ricans overwhelmingly supporting Statehood has never been more of a reality than in today’s political environment. A November 2006 telephone poll of residents of the island showed when faced with the decision, 74% would choose Statehood over the 12% in favor of Independence. With 65% of respondents favorable to Luis Fortuño… Read more »