Two new polls on Puerto Rico status are being conducted in the run up to the 2017 referendum.
The Tylt, a website that gives readers a chance to vote in simple yes-or-no polls, asked whether Puerto Rico should become the 51st state. As of this writing, 68.6% of respondents say yes to statehood for Puerto Rico.
They quote Governor Rossello on the need for statehood:
“If we compare ourselves with the other 50 states, the fundamental difference is our lack of rights, our lack of participation, and our lack of resources to move our jurisdiction forward,” he said. “Our colonial condition creates a situation of incredible inequality.”
There are also quotes from supporters of independence and a statement from The Huffington Post saying that statehood is “a pipe dream” — impossible, regardless of the wishes of the people of Puerto Rico.
The results of previous polls and votes — also favoring statehood — are presented, as well as typical social media mentions.
The Tylt presents various perspective and asks readers to make a choice.They show the results of the poll as people vote.
Pasquines, which is conducting their poll through June 6, takes a different approach. They ask a number of questions, including previous voting record and demographic information, and will tabulate and announce the results after the poll ends. Pasquines selects a sample from the respondents which matches the profile of Puerto Rican voters. Their questions are presented in Spanish and in English.
Their 2016 polls correctly predicted outcomes of several contests.
The links above will take you to the pages where you can participate in the polls.
Some other recent polls: