San Juan, PR–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – US Newswire)–October 15, 2004–In a survey conducted by Opinion Dynamics Corporation of Cambridge, Massachusetts, for the Puerto Rico Herald, residents of the island of Puerto Rico favored Statehood Party candidate and former governor Pedro Rosselló over Commonwealth Party candidate and current resident commissioner Aníbal Acevedo Vilá by a margin of 42% to 35%, with Independence Party candidate Rubén Berríos receiving the support of 4% of the survey participants and 19% still undecided.
Puerto Rican residents of the island territory are us citizens but cannot vote for President. However, they were asked to cast a hypothetical vote. The results reflected the same closeness seen among the US electorate on the mainland, a statistical tie, with John Kerry edging out George Bush 44% to 43%, 1% voting for “someone else” and 12 % undecided.
In one statistic overshadowing their fellow US citizens on the mainland, 92% of the randomly-selected respondents to the poll indicated that they will vote or are very likely to vote in their elections.
The telephone survey, one of three Puerto Rico Herald tracking polls to be done on the Puerto Rican elections and election issues, involved 810 voters throughout the island and has a margin of error of +/- 3%.
More details appear on the Puerto Rico Herald website, http://www.puertorico-herald.com.
Following are some of the poll results:
WHO WOULD YOU VOTE FOR?
NPP – Pedro Rosselló: 42%
PDP – Aníbal Acevedo Vilá: 35%
PIP – Rubén Berríos: 4 %
For Resident Commissioner
NPP – Luis Fortuño: 41%
PDP – Roberto Prats: 37%
PIP – Edwin Irizarry Mora: 5%
WHO WOULD YOU WANT FOR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT?
— Bush/Cheney: 43%
— Kerry/Edwards: 44%
— Someone Else: 1%
— Not Sure: 12%