The majority of the American public feels that residents of Puerto Rico are not receiving the help they need in the wake of Hurricane Maria, according to a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll released today.

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Data: Kaiser Family Foundation poll conducted Oct. 4-8, 2017; Chart: Chris Canipe / Axios

Other findings:

  • Are most residents of Puerto Rico U.S. citizens? 76% said "yes"; 17% said "no"; 7% said "don't know."
  • Is the federal government doing enough to restore electricity and access to food and water? 52% said "not doing enough" and 40% said "doing enough." Among Democrats: 74% said "not doing enough"; 19% said "doing enough." Independents: 54% "not doing enough"; 38% said "doing enough." Republicans: 17% "not doing enough"; 74% said "doing enough."
  • Has the federal government's response been too slow, too fast, or about right? 52% said "too slow"; 3% said "too fast"; 41% said "about right."Among Democrats: 72% said "too slow"; <1% said "too fast"; 24% said "about right."Independents: 55% said "too slow"; 4% said "too fast"; 31% said "about right."Republicans: 16% said "too slow"; 3% said "too fast"; 75% said "about right."
  • What is most to blame for the recovery problems? 44% said a slow response by the federal government, 32% said disorganization at the local level, 10% said lack of attention from news media, 7% said other, 7% said "don't know."

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