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POLL: 55% of Florida Cubans are Voting for Barack Obama

POLL: 55% of Florida Cubans are Voting for Barack Obama | US Politics | Scoop.it

Via Miami New Times:

 

For years Republicans have been able to rely on solid support from the majority of Florida's Cuban community, but one of the few public polls that actually includes figures specifically on Cuban voters says that President Barack Obama actually has a 16-point advantage over Mitt Romney among Florida Cubans.

 

Overall, the Survey USA poll found that Obama is leading Romney in the state by four points.

Among Cubans, however, he's leading Romney by 16 points, 55-39. Among non-Cuban Hispanics he's leading 61-25.

Fifty-four percent of Cubans say they have a favorable opinion of Barack Obama, while 36 percent have an unfavorable opinion.

Romney is still viewed favorably by Cubans, but just not by such a large margin, with 45 percent having a favorably opinion of the Republican nominee, and 41 percent with an unfavorable opinion.

Cubans do have noticeable different political priorities than other Hispanics. Nine percent of non-Cuban Hispanics say immigration is the most important issues in this election, while zero percent of Cubans say the same. Fifty-four percent of Cubans say jobs are the top issues, followed by 21 percent who choose health care. Both were at higher rates than non-Cuban Hispanics...

 

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This provides evidence that ethnic minorities often vote Democrat

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Republican Aide: 'It's All Over'

Republican Aide: 'It's All Over' | US Politics | Scoop.it
After House Republicans withdrew their proposed debt deal on Tuesday evening, Senate Leaders Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said they were ready to reopen negotiations to end the shutdown and avert a default.
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Demographics of How Groups Voted in the 2012 Presidential Election

Demographics of How Groups Voted in the 2012 Presidential Election | US Politics | Scoop.it
Demographic breakdown of how groups voted during the 2012 Presidential election. Candidates include Barack Obama, and Mit Romney.

Via James Robinson
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James Robinson's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:43 PM

This article links with the work we did at the end of year 12, which might prove a bit too distant for all our brains to recall. It covers the main groups in the 2012 Presidential Election, and which way they voted. This information could be useful in a wide variety of essays, and invaluable when picking out key  examples when it comes to revision!

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Influential Factors: The Changing Face of Political Campaigns

Influential Factors: The Changing Face of Political Campaigns | US Politics | Scoop.it

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Ten Key Insights Into the U.S. Presidential Election

Ten Key Insights Into the U.S. Presidential Election | US Politics | Scoop.it
Gallup editors summarize 10 key indicators that shed light on where the U.S. presidential election stands today -- revealing a tight race in which both candidates have strengths.
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