June 1st, 2008
02:04 PM ET
6 months ago

Schneider: Puerto Ricans have strong ties to United States

(CNN) - A majority of Puerto Rican voters have strong ties to the U.S. mainland and particularly to New York, according to CNN's exit polls.

Nearly 60 percent said they've lived on the mainland at one time, and 78 percent reported having family members who lived in New York, a fact that clearly advantages Clinton.


Filed under: Exit Polls
soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Herman in LA

    I will never vote for Puerto Rico to be a state.

    June 1, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  2. Vig

    Puerto RIcians are tough people and they know a strong person when they see on – that would be Clinton – not dependent Obama.

    June 1, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  3. sophia nyc

    But they're not of the U.S. so WHY are they voting in our elections?

    June 1, 2008 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  4. Mike, Ontario Canada

    I would not have thought

    June 1, 2008 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  5. Donna in Sebastopol

    Why is no one posting comments in here? Could it be that no one cares about PR's vote? Like someone else said – it's the largest welfare state and with their status (not a state) they don't have to contribute anything to pay for it.

    Nice deal, if you can have it.

    June 1, 2008 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
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