Survey: Only 50,000 Puerto Ricans displaced, not 200,000
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Survey: Only 50,000 Puerto Ricans displaced, not 200,000

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Don’t believe the hype, the news.

Every election year, both sides of the political aisle tell potential voters not to believe polls or news that does not conform with their political agenda.

2018 is no different from past election years.

After Hurricane Maria barreled through Puerto Rico, media outlets began reporting that over 200,000 displaced Puerto Ricans had come to the mainland U.S.

That number has been been debunked.

According to an Associated Press account, a recent survey conducted by the University of Florida’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research department has the real number island settlers between 30,000 and 50,000, a far cry from 200,000+ the media has reported.

These real numbers should make a huge difference on election day.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is an award-winning South Florida-based political journalist who owns and manages Diverse New Media, Corp and Shark Tank Media, LLc. Under the Diverse New Media umbrella, he writes, manages, and publishes Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, and JudicialPost.com, in addition to publishing the conservative website, Shark-Tank.com, which can be found under Shark Tank Media, LLc. During the 2018 election cycle, he ran and lost the primary race for congress in Florida’s 22nd congressional district. He is Republican. He and his fiancé Michelle have two small children. He enjoys soccer, weight-lifting, swimming and biking. Email him at [email protected]

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