June 1st, 2008
02:53 PM ET
6 years ago

Schneider: Bill Clinton is big in Puerto Rico

(CNN) - Bill Clinton is a very popular figure among voters in Puerto Rico's Democratic primary, CNN's exit polls show.

Just over 80 percent give the former president a favorable rating, while only 15 percent hold a negative view of him.

The majority of Puerto Rican voters hold an unfavorable view of his successor, President Bush - but to a much lesser extent than Democrats on the mainland. According to the exit polls, 59 percent say they aren't happy with President Bush, while 39 percent hold a favorable rating.

Among Democrats in the United States, Bush's disapproval rating is above 90 percent. Why is he more popular among Puerto Rican voters? He ended the very unpopular Navy bombing exercises on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques in 2003, after six decades of escalating local opposition.


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soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. Laidetea

    Bill there's nothing I can say for your pathetic self. Please go home and do something, anything but stay away from the White House.

    June 1, 2008 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  2. Cheranne Smith

    Schneider's comments continue to show how the media has treated Sen. Clinton, not giving her the win credit, but saying due to her husband's popularity she won. Continuing to show the discrimination she has had to deal w/ and the bias of press. I think CNN continues to think they are press, right?

    June 1, 2008 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  3. OBAMA IS NOT ELECTIBLE!

    SO ARE YOU TRYING TO SAY THAT HILLARY ONLY WON BECAUSE OF BILL?

    MOST DAYS YOU GUYS SAY THAT BILL IS HURTING HER CAMPAIGN,
    BUT TODAY HE HELPED HER?

    YOU'RE JOB IS TO CREATE HYPE, AND YOU DO IT WELL!

    APPARENTLY PUERTO RICO HAS AN UNFAVORABLE VIEW OF OBAMA AS WELL AS BUSH!

    CONGRATULATIONS HILLARY! LANDSLIDE 36%!

    June 1, 2008 07:38 pm at 7:38 pm |
  4. mwFlorida

    Apparently, they don't know about his womanizing ways. And for you and your racist polling process, that shows your character and your view of this election. It clear what your view is an who you are for in this election. For you to get paid to incite people into voting a certain way is shameless and in my opinion you have no business in this type of forum. It's people like you that reach millions of viewers that keep this racist mentality of white/black going.

    June 1, 2008 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  5. Barbara - 65 yr old white female in NC

    He he he he They voted for Bill's 3rd term he he he he he he he he

    June 1, 2008 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  6. Rob BC Canada

    Hillary Clinton is like the mistake your cat made in the storage closet.You can smell the stink.You can see where the mess is, but you still have to put everything out of the way to finally get at it.The last 2 primaries are the last things to get out of the way,then the cats smelly mess is finally gone.

    June 1, 2008 07:52 pm at 7:52 pm |
  7. OBAMA IS NOT ELECTIBLE!

    YEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!
    WAT TO GO PUERTO RICO!!!!!

    SMART FOLKS!!!!!
    HILLARY ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!

    June 1, 2008 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
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