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Mattwall1 October 16th, 2013 2:17pm

Poll Re Ask: Should Puerto Rico be granted statehood?

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run100wyo wide open WY
10/17/13 12:26 am

Especially no since they are on the brink of defaulting in their bonds and have no place to turn for additional loans. Maybe after they get their spending in order but not now.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/16/13 9:12 pm

Yes, if the people there vote for it in a clear, unequivocal way.

10/16/13 9:54 pm

How would you define clear and unequivocal?

10/16/13 4:21 pm

For those who say no, would you be willing to allow for an amendment granting them a voting rep in the house? Maybe dc as well if you want?

musicfreak Loving Life
10/16/13 12:48 pm

Only if it's what the people who live there want.

glyiker America
10/16/13 12:42 pm

If they want it.

ModerateGOP26 Maine
10/16/13 12:00 pm

Probably, but I'll miss the number being 50!!

Userperson merry passover
10/16/13 1:47 pm

But 51 is the product of two primes!

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/16/13 9:41 am

Yes, but ONLY if more than 80% of the population of Puerto Rico wants that.

jvberg Winter has Come
10/16/13 9:15 am

but how could we sing the fifty nifty United states?

Happy Hong Kong
10/16/13 8:44 am

Only if they want it.

Ebola1 Florida
10/16/13 7:39 am

They don't want it. They many of the advantages of being a State w/o the responsibilities.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/16/13 7:40 am

They don't have representation in congress or the right to vote. But that only matters if you think our elections are remotely fair anyway.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/16/13 8:18 am

Ditto both above.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/16/13 7:36 am

I don't believe they want to be a state; if they did, I'd say "yes."

10/16/13 7:41 am

It's divided. Some do, some want status quo, some want independence. It's anything but one opinion across Puerto Rico

ElwoodCornish Baltimore
10/16/13 7:34 am

They can, but they don't want it.

Yoko318 Utah
10/16/13 7:31 am

They've been voting on it, they don't want to.

osouless Whats Next
10/16/13 12:57 pm

Previously, yes. Last year they voted in favor of statehood. Congress hadn't gotten around to their application yet.

Cole12 ...
10/16/13 7:23 am

Yes, but first they need to get their fiscal house in order. They're close to defaulting on their debt and might even need a federal bailout.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/16/13 7:37 am

We're hardly one to talk.

10/16/13 7:22 am

To those who say no: should we keep the status quo, or let them become independent?

ElwoodCornish Baltimore
10/16/13 7:36 am

They like it they way it is; mainly the protection and economic opportunities the U.S.offers. We like the presence in the Caribbean.

10/16/13 7:37 am

It's basically a three way divide. It's nothing but unanimous in ANY direction. For better or worse