Poll and Research

La Brega y Fuerza partnered with IZQ Strategies, a data and research services firm, with expertise in polling on la Isla, to undertake a first-of-its-kind poll surveying the Puerto Rican community in diaspora and on the island. From March 25 to 30, 2024, IZQ Strategies & La Brega Y Fuerza surveyed likely voters registered in Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican likely voters registered in the U.S. to find out what issues most mattered to these groups and compare the two populations. The poll results demonstrated a strong alignment on many socio-economic issues impacting the island. 

Key Findings Include

  • Puerto Rican voters support progressive policies. Both groups support a minimum wage of $15 an hour, Medicare for All, and taxing millionaires at a similar rate to the U.S. to help pay Puerto Rico’s remaining debt, among other issues. 
  • Support for abortion rights has grown among Puerto Rican voters. While voters in the diaspora expressed stronger levels of support than voters in Puerto Rico, when compared to previous surveys, support for abortion access in Puerto Rico has grown.
  • Puerto Rican voters support a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. 66% of diaspora voters and 66% of voters in Puerto Rico support a permanent ceasefire and de-escalation of violence in Gaza, with voters in Puerto Rico demonstrating stronger support.