Shocker: Obama Won Cuban-Americans In Florida
The one group of Florida voters that have been reliable Republican for decades have been Cuban-Americans. As other Latino groups drifted further and further into the Democratic column, this group remained loyal to the GOP thanks in no small part to decades of anti-Communism and the GOP’s strident tone and policies against the Castro regime in Havana. Now, there are signs that this may be changing:
When it came to Hispanic voters, 60% chose the President while 29% cast their ballots for the former Massachusetts governor.
But Mitt Romney came far closer with Cuban American voters, picking up 47% of their vote, while President Obama grabbed 49%.
Ouch, that’s gotta hurt.