Monday, January 23, 2012

Why Latinos will matter in Florida's 2012 election

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If numbers matter in elections, nearly one and a half  million Latinos are registered to vote in Florida's presidential primary on January 31. In fact, the Florida Division of Elections says that Latinos compose 13.1% of the state's more than 11.2 million registered voters. 

Among Latino registered voters, 452,619 are registered as Republican-- representing 11.1% of all Republican registered voters. And 564,513 Latino registered voters are registered as Democrats--representing 12.4% of all Democratic registered voters.

That's a significant percentage.

And it represents an important shift.

Because, as recently as 2006, more Hispanics in Florida were registered as Republicans than as Democrats. By 2008, the balance tipped over to the Democrats. This year that trend has accelerated, with the gap—111,894 registered voters—between Hispanics who are registered as Democrats and those registered as Republicans wider now than in 2008 or 2010.

Get ready for the future. It's starting now.

[All this data, and more, is found in a new statistical profile of Latino eligible voters in Florida by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center . In addition to official voter registration data, the statistical profile provides key demographic and socioeconomic information about Florida's 2.1 million Latino eligible voters and other major groups of eligible voters in Florida based on tabulations of the Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey.]


Robert Weller said...

The GOP had lured some Latinos into their ranks only to let them down. Now they must pay.

okjimm said...

Frankly, Billie, I hope every thinking person impacts this coming election. The GOP is dismissive, arrogantly so, of all minorities.

fool me once, shame on me
fool me twice, shame on you
Fool me three times and you must be a Republican Candidate

I won't be fooled again.

Vicente Duque said...

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RealityZone said...

The same can be said about O.