Puerto Rico : 41 percent of the electorate supports U.S. statehood

Posted on October 17, 2012

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October 17, 2012
41 percent of the electorate supports statehood, according to the results of a public opinion poll published by WKAQ citizen.
Most of the island’s electorate is in favor of Puerto Rico to be a state of the American union, that according to the results of a public opinion poll published in the station citizen WKAQ, and conducted by the firm Inmark.

According to the results, 41 percent of voters supported statehood, while 31 percent would vote for the Commonwealth (ELA) Sovereign in the second question of the plebiscite of November 6. A four (4) percent would vote for the independiencia, 17 percent did not know or did not answer the question and an eight (8) percent would not vote.

Of those favoring statehood, 86 percent claimed to be affiliated with the New Progressive Party (PNP), ten (10) percent belongs to the Popular Democratic Party (PPD) and 24 percent said to be independent.

Those who favor the sovereign ELA, 65 percent belong to the PDP, 28 percent is independent and a four (4) percent say they are PNP.

In the first question of the plebiscite (Do you agree to maintain the current territorial political status?), 44 percent said yes, 40 percent said no and 12 percent did not respond and a four (4) percent said they would not vote here.

The breakdown of those who voted Yes in the survey is as follows: 75 percent belongs to PPD, 24 percent belongs to the PNP and 39 independent porcientoes.

Meanwhile, the breakdown of respondents is as follows: 67 percent belongs to the PNP, 18 percent to 28 percent PPD and is independent.

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