Poll: Two-thirds of country favors statehood for Puerto Rico – POLITICO

The 66 percent support for admitting the island as the 51st state is consistent with polling dating back to the early 1960s.

President Donald Trump, who has disparagedPuerto Rico’s leadership and faced criticism for the federal government’s slow response to deadly Hurricane Maria, has said he is an “absolute no” on Puerto Rico statehood. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently said granting the island statehood and full representation in Congress would be “full-bore socialism.”

Source: Poll: Two-thirds of country favors statehood for Puerto Rico – POLITICO

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