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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:34 AM

Fox News Exit Poll: Obama wins Cuban-American vote in Forida(A first for a Democrat!)

This is amazing. Even though I and almost every Cuban i know down here in Miami voted for the Pres., i never thought he would actually win the Cuban vote overall. The GOP is finished in Florida if they can't even win among this usually solid Republican group. Also for the first time South Florida elected a Cuban-American Democrat to congress, Joe Garcia, who defeated the despicable and corrupt incumbent David Rivera. This state is changing folks.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/elections/2012-exit-poll/FL/President

Are you of Cuban or Hispanic descent?
Total Obama Romney
Yes, Cuban
6% 49% 47%

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Reply Fox News Exit Poll: Obama wins Cuban-American vote in Forida(A first for a Democrat!) (Original post)
Daniel537 Nov 2012 OP
barbiegeek Nov 2012 #1
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #2
calico1 Nov 2012 #4
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #13
TroyD Nov 2012 #15
smorkingapple Nov 2012 #3
BelieveMe3 Nov 2012 #5
Jennicut Nov 2012 #6
lunatica Nov 2012 #7
Liberal_Stalwart71 Nov 2012 #8
union_maid Nov 2012 #9
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #10
Daniel537 Nov 2012 #11
Mojo2 Nov 2012 #12
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #14
flamingdem Nov 2012 #17
TroyD Nov 2012 #16

Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:43 AM

1. Since I have never lived or been in Miami-why do the Cuban population vote Republican

It's hard to get a feel of someplace you have never been. Would you be kind enough to explain?

Thanks!!

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Response to barbiegeek (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:46 AM

2. Its the Cuba issue.

The old Cubans down here want a hardline policy towards Cuba and the GOP is more than happy to oblige them. However the younger Cubans and those who have arrived here in recent years want a more open relationship with Cuba since they still have family on the island, as i myself do, and the President's lifting of travel restrictions to the island clearly helped him over the top in this case.

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Response to barbiegeek (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:52 AM

4. I think a lot of it has to do with the older generation feeling

screwed over by JFK during the Bay of Pigs.

But a lot of the younger generation have never lived in Cuba and do not remember any of that, and I think as time goes by fewer of the younger generation are going to be willing to carry the torch for something they don't even remember and that was so long ago.

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Response to calico1 (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:18 AM

13. Well, you know, the older ones only held that grudge for fifty years.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:45 AM

15. And the irony is that it was mainly the CIA who were behind that

More so than JFK.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:51 AM

3. Obama will end embargo in his 2nd term. BANK ON IT...

This will further the erosion of old Cubans hold on South Florida which has already been lost.

Combine this with immigration reform and Latinos will be Democrats for the next two generations at least

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 08:53 AM

5. bay of pigs


The older Cubans here have held Dems responsible for the Bay of Pigs for over 40 years.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:01 AM

6. The demos again. Younger Cubans making the difference.

Repubs are relying on older groups and things are changing.

2010 was simply our voters not coming out. When they do come out, we have an advantage.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:06 AM

7. There are a lot of young Cubans now

I heard a Latina say that the young Cubans don't care about old issues anymore. The US is and has always been their home.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:07 AM

8. Young Cuban Americans are pushing these number. The older generation is dying off. And Castro no

longer a threat.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 09:12 AM

9. Anti-Castro feeling could not prevail forever

To younger Cuban-Americans the issue must be pretty ancient history by now.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 10:29 AM

10. kick

Still so happy at this result.

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:36 AM

11. kick

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 09:46 AM

12. Good day in Florida

The GOP took a beatdown on their 11 constitutional amendments with only 3 passing, as the others flopped. The three Fla Supreme Court Justices that stood up to the GOP won retention despite being bombarded with GOP outside money. Grayson is returning and West is leaving! Nelson like Sherrord Brown in Ohio, sustained massive attack ads from Crossroads and romped over Connie Mack. The DEMS made up ground in the FLA House and Senate basically eliminating the GOP Supermajority. In my country Pinellas (ST. Pete, Clearwater Beach etc,) for the first time in fifty years a standing GOP County Commissioner (actually 2) was knocked off. The county commissioner thing was really cool, we had two GOP Tea bagger Commissioners that removed the fluoride from the counties drinking water because they said it was a government overreach to tell people that they needed fluroide. THe dentist down here went nuts and The St. Pete Times called them the Fluoride Four, well now two are gone, one is changing his vote and the other will be gone next year because he said he is staying loyal to the Tea Baggers. Change is happening in Florida, although it is small, it will eventually turn into a massive snowball.

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Response to Mojo2 (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:19 AM

14. Good post. Welcome to DU, Mojo!

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Response to Mojo2 (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:55 AM

17. Remember how you felt before the numbers came in!

You must feel more optimistic now, I'm also feeling better about Florida, much better

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Response to Daniel537 (Original post)

Thu Nov 8, 2012, 11:52 AM

16. Looks like Obama 66% of the Jewish vote

Pretty solid.

Some thought it would fall lower than that, but it looks fairly close to 2008 levels.

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