Alexandra Lúgaro has seen tremendous growth among younger registered voters. (David Villafañe Ramos)
The results of The El Nuevo Día survey makes the candidate for governor of the Movimiento Victoria Ciudadana (MVC) think, Alexandra Lúgaro , that “there is a future” for a Puerto Rico that is governor by other options outside the Popular Democratic Party or the New Progressive Party, who have alternated in power since the 1948 elections.
“I see this survey and I think there is a future. There is hope, without a doubt. The fact that we have traditional parties continue to lose support, that we see that there are more voters willing to vote for alternatives outside the bipartisanship, is a clear indication that the change is going and that there is no one to stop it, “ said Lúgaro in an interview phone with El Nuevo Día.
According to the result of the El Nuevo Día survey for the government , if the elections were held today, Lúgaro would obtain 13% of the votes. It is followed, in fourth place, by the candidate for the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP), Juan Dalmau , with 6%, and César Vázquez , from the Dignity Project, with 1%. That last line includes those who favored the independent Eliezer Molina (0.1%) and a candidacy by direct nomination of Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, among others.
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The candidate for governor for the New Progressive Party (PNP), Pedro Pierluisi , would receive 38% of the votes and his opponent for the Popular Democratic Party, Carlos Delgado Altieri, would have 37% of the votes.
The poll revealed that among adults aged 18 to 34, Lúgaro leads with 34% of the votes. It is followed by Pierluisi with 27%, and Delgado Altieri with 25%. The PIP candidate achieves 7% in this age group.
“I attribute it a lot to the work that has been done on the street. We have been touring the towns, ”said Lúgaro, not without first highlighting that he sees people of different ages supporting his candidacy.
“Our youth is ready for another form of government when we see that the 18 to 38 year old segment has moved significantly to options for change, outside of bipartisanship. It is important that this survey, the results were compiled from September 19 to 23, prior to the collapse of Charlie Delgado's candidacy. I believe that using this as a mechanism to make decisions and facing the elections, we must continue to confront it, ” added Lúgaro, referring to the recent controversy that the PPD candidate has faced due to his ambivalence about education with a gender perspective .
Despite this support from young people, The Survey shows that in the case of Lúgaro, two-thirds of her followers – 66% – are “totally sure” that they will vote for her on November 3. This places it in the lowest degree of certainty among the four main candidates, since Dalmau achieved 76% in this line.