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Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:09 PM

Poll: Obama got big share of Cuban American vote, won among other Hispanics in Florida

Source: Miami Herald

Posted on Thursday, 11.08.12
Poll: Obama got big share of Cuban American vote, won among other Hispanics in Florida

The president actually won the Cuban American vote on Election Day, though Romney got the majority of early votes and absentee ballots, according to exit polling.

By Marc Caputo
mcaputo@MiamiHerald.com

President Obama nearly won the solidly Republican Cuban-American vote in Florida and rolled up huge margins with every other Hispanic group in the state, according to an exit poll performed by a firm that also worked for his campaign.

Obama actually won Cuban-Americans who voted on Election Day itself, taking 53 percent of their vote compared to 47 percent for Republican Mitt Romney, who built up a lead among those who cast absentee and early in-person ballots, according to the survey of 4,866 voters conducted by Bendixen & Amandi International.

Romney narrowly carried Cuban-Americans, 52-48 percent, which is a decrease for Republicans when compared to 2008.

“Obama is picking the Republican lock in Florida,” Fernand Amandi said, noting that Hispanics are Florida’s fastest-growing segment of the electorate.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/11/08/3087889/poll-obama-got-big-share-of-cuban.html#storylink=cpy

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Reply Poll: Obama got big share of Cuban American vote, won among other Hispanics in Florida (Original post)
Judi Lynn Nov 2012 OP
WCGreen Nov 2012 #1
patrice Nov 2012 #2
sdfernando Nov 2012 #3
patrice Nov 2012 #4
Lydia Leftcoast Nov 2012 #5
Bradical79 Nov 2012 #8
ivanincali00 Nov 2012 #6
Scurrilous Nov 2012 #7

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:11 PM

1. That doesn't bode too well for Marc Rubio...

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 03:18 PM

2. It's good to see this kind of commitment. I have always understood that they are kind of

a fractured community, because of what happened to them and to Cuba and whatever part the US played in all of that. The younger ones probably do love the US now and more of their parents and grandparents maybe have come to terms with what happened.

My good wishes to the land of their ancestors. I hope we are on better terms now and I also hope that their youngsters feel like Cuban Americans.

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 04:22 PM

3. The older ones are blaming the wrong person at that.

They (Cuban Americans), the older ones blame JFK and my extension the Democratic party for the Bay of Pigs fiasco. In point of fact he inherited this plan from the Eisenhower administration. The invasion was in April of 1961. JFK took office in January 1961. How could he have planned all that in 3 months? They should really be blaming the GOP for that.

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Response to sdfernando (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:05 PM

4. Yep! The GOP just COULDN'T have a Democratic president conduct such a mission successfully. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 05:40 PM

5. The younger Cuban-Americans don't have the bitterness that the older people feel,

and they like to visit the land of their ancestors. (The NY Times had an article about how some Cuban-Americans even send their kids to Cuba to stay with relatives for extended periods.) They resented Bush's ruling that limited Cuban-Americans to only one visit every three years, even in the event of a death in the family or other emergency, and Obama loosened up the travel restrictions.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 12:06 AM

8. Hope we can have normalized relations in my lifetime

Not a huge fan Communist dictatorships, but compared to some of the nations we deal with on a daily basis (some of which are branded Communist themselves), Cuba seems like an alright place.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:19 PM

6. I thought the Venezuelans in South Florida leaned toward Republicans??

Happy to see Obama and the Democrats making inroads with Latinos in Florida!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:34 PM

7. K & R

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