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Top Election Issues For Puerto Ricans In Florida Key For All Latinos


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Latinos have been central to the 2016 United States presidential election with Puerto Ricans taking center stage in Florida as the community mobilizes and grows in numbers. A recent Center for American Progress survey delved into the motivations of this newly influential voting block in Florida and found that Puerto Ricans in Florida align with the broader Latino electorate on key issues. Considering Boricuas could potentially determine the outcome of races across the ballot in the Sunshine Swing State, all Latinos should be paying close attention… and voting!

1) Economy, Jobs & Unemployment – 33%

2) Health Care – 19%

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3) Immigration & Deportations – 13%

4) Education – 12%

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5) Puerto Rican Financial Crisis – 11%

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6) Anti-Latino & Immigrant Discrimination – 10%

7) Terrorism, National Security & ISIS – 7%

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Terrorism and national security are critical concerns for all Americans. And it’s always worth remembering that more than 200,000 American citizens from Puerto Rico have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, serving in every conflict since World War I.

8) Crime & Safety – 5%

9) Government Corruption & Money In Politics – 4%