The Wall Street Journal’s Question of the Day, “Should Puerto Rico become the 51st U.S. state?”, got a clear answer from readers: 3894, or 78.3%, said, “Yes.” 1079, or 21.7%, said, “No.” A simple up-or-down vote of this kind often shows positions more clearly than polls with more questions and more options. The image below… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Polling
A Suffolk University poll found that 70% of Puerto Rican voters prefer statehood over other possible status options. Suffolk University partnered with Universidad del Turabo to poll likely voters in the wake of the White House budget which provides funding for a federally sanctioned vote on the status question. The poll found that 13% of respondents would… Read more »
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 Rico has voted to become the 51st state in the union. The White House has asked Congress to take action to admit Puerto Rico to the union. Will the American people welcome a 51st state?
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 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.