From the left, Aníbal José Torres, senator and former president of the PPD; Charlie Delgado, candidate for governor; and Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, candidate for resident commissioner in Washington. (Xavier J. Araújo Berríos)
After the primaries for the governorship, the members of the Popular Democratic Party ( PPD ) trust more than the affiliates of the New Progressive Party ( PNP ) that their community will arrive together with the general elections on November 3.
The El Nuevo Día survey revealed that 79% of the PNP members estimate that the community will unite and win the race for governor. This is six percentage points lower than the 85% of the popular people who believe that their party will arrive united at the voting booths.
Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced, who was defeated in the primaries by former Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi, has criticized the “low” or negative campaign that she understands her adversary used, and has refused to support him publicly. That level of animosity has not been repeated in the same way in the PPD.
On the other hand, 14% of New Progressives feel that the PNP was divided after the primaries and that this will cost the party the election for governor. That feeling is greater among those who voted for Vázquez Garced in elementary school, with 43%. The remaining 7% did not have an opinion.
In the case of the members of the PPD, 7% feel that the community was divided, to the point that it could cost them the elections. The remaining 8% did not have an opinion.
The El Nuevo Día Survey was conducted through face-to-face interviews conducted throughout the island, house to house, with a representative sample of 1,000 registered participants who are 18 years of age or older, one for each household. The interviews were conducted between September 19 and 23, 2020.
According to the Census data, all the results of the survey have been weighted in their correct proportion to adjust them to the variations of age and sex in the population, and by patterns of electoral participation.
In addition to the main sample of 1,000 participants, an oversample was used in San Juan. The total of this sample in the capital is 400 participants: 98 from the main sample and 302 from the oversample.
This type of survey generates a sampling error no greater than plus or minus 3.1%. The margin of error is greater when describing smaller subgroups within the sample.