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.”
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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 »
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 »
The University of Puerto Rico’s Rio Piedras campus held a mock election using the ballots for next month’s vote on Puerto Rico’s status. Seven hundred and fifty seven students from all majors and departments took part, comprising about 5% of the total student population: The first question – “Do you agree with maintaining the current territorial… Read more »
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).
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.