Pedro Pierluisi. (GFR Average)
The candidate for governor for the New Progressive Party (PNP), Pedro Pierluisi , assured this Wednesday that the internal numbers of his campaign put him at the forefront of the electoral contest by a “substantial margin”, despite the fact that the El Nuevo Poll Día revealed that one month before the elections, he is tied with the candidate of the Popular Democratic Party (PPD), Carlos “Charlie” Delgado Altieri .
“It is not consistent with the information I have, what I feel on the street. I'm going to prevail by a substantial margin , “he stated about the measurement in a radio interview (WKAQ – 580 AM).
“As in elementary school, I see our advantage in this contest much looser and growing. I continue working to carry my message to our people and I know that they will give me their trust, ”he later said in written statements to El Nuevo Día .
According to The Survey, if the elections were today, Pierluisi would receive 38% of the votes, while Slim Altieri it would have 37% of the support of the voters. He would be followed by the candidate of the Citizen Victory Movement (MVC), Alexandra Lúgaro (13%), the candidate for the Puerto Rican Independence Party (PIP), Juan Dalmau (6%) and the candidate for the Dignity Project, César Vázquez (1%). Likewise, 1% of voters would vote for another candidate, a line that includes the independent candidate for governor, Eliezer Molina .
“Right now I have a substantial advantage over Delgado and I will have a substantial advantage on election day if I do everything I have to do from here to there,” Pierluisi replied to the results of The Survey.
He also recalled that the edition of La Encuesta that was published in the face of the primaries in March placed him losing to Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, but managed to win the August election.
“I do not agree with the result of that survey, it is not consistent with the numbers that I have, everything that comes to me, plus the feeling that I have on the street. Yes there is a job that remains this month, but we are going to do it, “he said.
Learn here how The El Nuevo Día Survey was conducted .