June 1st, 2008
02:41 PM ET
13 years ago

Schneider: Puerto Rican voters rank economy as No. 1 issue

(CNN) - Puerto Rican voters appear to hold views in line with Democrats on the mainland.

According to CNN's exit polls, voters on the island rank the state of the economy as their top concern, and they overwhelmingly disapprove of the war in Iraq.

Sixty percent say the economy is the top issue, and 82 percent say they disapprove of the war in Iraq. Those numbers are nearly identical to what Democrats on the mainland have said in previous primary contests.

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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Margo

    Viva Hillary!

    June 1, 2008 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  2. Concerned reader

    CNN, we are not impressed by your superficial exit poll analysis. Just release the polling data and let us read through it.

    June 1, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  3. Mike

    Who cares?

    June 1, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  4. Jim

    Who cares about exit polls in PR at this stage of the game? Why don't you donate the money to a charity since PR does not matter now or in November.

    June 1, 2008 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  5. Sylvia Johnsen

    The 90'ties under Clinton, what did you not like: Peace or Prosperity?

    Dynasties may worry, but rather Clinton than Kennedy who hasn't picked a Presidential winner – Ever. Kennedy went to the convention with more than a 750 delegate shortage.

    The King has a Brain Tumour – Long live the Queen Elect!

    June 1, 2008 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  6. Meg

    Ofcourse they have to worry about their economy. They are third world country. Not part of United state states. They have been under dictator for long and Obama will change that.

    June 1, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  7. judith knaiz

    When Superdelegates were introduced to the voters we were surprised to learn that the final word on the electoral process belonged to them but we have since made the adjustment.

    Now, the Superdelegates are determining the nominee of the democratic party! Wait a minute. Talk about the fix being in for Obama. He cannot get the majority needed to claim victory so suddenly the superdelegates are included!!!!! Talk about changing the rules once the game started. To quote Donna Brazille this is cheating.

    June 1, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  8. Eddie

    Puerto Ricans have endured econimic hardships ever since Republican controlled congress spearheaded by Sen. Inhof took away the priviledges of Section 936 which for years promoted and boosted Puerto Rico's economy throughout the Caribbean and even some South American countries. Maybe it is time to bring that back to stimulate Puerto Rico's economy and boost employment.

    June 1, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  9. Steve

    The outburst yesterday by Harold Ickes was a direct threat to the super delegates...that the Clintons' are ready to burn the house down rather than conceed.
    The commentary throughout the day has not even mentioned the possibility that the remaining uncommitted delegates may take great offense to that tactic of putting winning ahead of the good of the party and move even more dramaticaly to Obama Wednesday than might have been the case if Ickes/Clinton had not threatened them.

    June 1, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  10. Bisola

    Well duh, does anyone really need a poll for this?

    June 1, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  11. JC

    Of course, Puerto Rico doesn't have to worry about anything else other than economy, which is always a depressing issue on the island.

    But when the statehood or independence referendum comes up, it will take over the island for attention.

    June 1, 2008 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  12. Connie O'banyon

    I am so afraid of Obama. Everything I see about him is negitave, and yet, he still continues to climb. Is no one watching him, or listening to what he says?

    Afraid in Texas

    June 1, 2008 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  13. Obalegerwright

    Obama was transparent in Puerto Rico, why can't everybody see it.
    Just when you thought that it was getting crowded under that bus, Obalegerwright, has just thrown his whole church under the bus. He will do anything to win the Presidency, and I mean anything. Wonder how that will set with all those black people who were jumping up and down and cheering when Wright and Pfleger were putting down white people, this country and especially Hillary Clinton? He might lose the black vote when they realize he was using them to get to point A. He knows they (a mere 12%) cannot carry him to the White House. Wonder how Oprah feels, now that her popularity is waning? Loyality is not his forte! Anything to win is now evident, is it not?

    June 1, 2008 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  14. Tex

    Bill, you are so funny. Who cares about this meaningless drivel about PR?

    June 1, 2008 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  15. Henry

    go Clinton '08

    June 1, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  16. Sandy - PA

    They rak the economy as the #1 issue, and yet they vote for the candidate who can't manager her finances and is $21 million in debt?
    If she can't even manage her own campaign finances, how does anybody think she can manage a national budget and take care of a national economy? Clinton is a complete joke, just like her husband.

    June 1, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  17. Paul, FL


    June 1, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  18. Once Clinton Backer

    This is why the overwhelmingly cased their votes for a women who has proven that she can not manage her own money this is what she will do for there economy....

    June 1, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  19. Observer

    Ok, let me get this straight!

    They rank the economy as number 1.. yet they vote for a person who cant run her own campaign without putting herself $20 million in debt!?

    And 82% persent disapprove of the war.. yet they vote for Clinton, who voted FOR the war, as oppossed to Obama who objected to it from day one!

    Oh i forget.. Clinton has been relying on stupid people throughout the campaign! Looks like it paid off for her PR.

    June 1, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  20. Jose

    Obama-Webb! or Obama-Sebelius!

    June 1, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  21. wiser

    The super delegates better wake up, Senator Clinton has the popular vote. If the DNC supports the popular-vote loser this will ensure a losing outcome in November.

    America will not support poor judgment plus no experience! Senator Obama’s race will be a repeat of the 1972 election.

    June 1, 2008 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  22. A bitter mid westerner who loves guns and God

    A great victory for USA and a great win for Hillary

    There is no doubt in my mind that Hillary should be the candidate this fall,

    Obomus is a loser., Hillary is a winner.

    Let's go with a winner

    June 1, 2008 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  23. Emily

    Then why did they give it to Hill. She can't manage her own finances. What makes them think she can run the countries.

    She's got to go. She's only killing the Democratic party.

    Its over for her.

    June 1, 2008 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  24. Griff

    This should be Puerto Nice, for 'Condolisa Rice' in November. She'll take it, and give it to John McCain, on a Platter. What's the Matter Dem's.. You gave you're Lady. away.... Go Indipendent Hillary!!!! Only you can stop John....

    June 1, 2008 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  25. Richard

    good lord. the clinton's just need to go away.

    what hillary does in the next couple of weeks will mean the difference between having a respectable place in the senate or be destined for celebrity boxing.

    June 1, 2008 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
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