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  •  Florida Hispanic Voters are definitely changing (7+ / 0-)

    The rule of thumb in Florida has been that Cuban Hispanics, who primarily live in Miami-Dade county are overwhelming registered Republican, while Hispanics elsewhere are overwhelming registered Democrat.

    What is interesting is to look at registered Hispanics by age group.

    In Orange County, which has a larger non-Cuban Hispanic population, voter registration is pretty consistent across age groups, with registered Democrats having about a 30 percentage point advantage over registered Republicans.

    In Miami-Dade, however, there is a Republican registration advantage, but it drops off significantly with younger voters, to the point that at age 35 and younger, Democrats have the registration advantage.

    For Hispanic voters in Miami-Dade who are 76 and older, the Republican registration advantage is 62.6% to 20.4%. For age 65-75 it's 54.5%-25.3%. 56-65: 44.5%-30.5%. 45-55: 42.2% 29.4% 36-45: 34.2%-30.5% 26-35: 23.3%-35.7% and 18-25: 21.9% 37.4%

    Just based upon these voter registration numbers as of January 1, 2011, it certainly appears that the Republican party is losing their inroads into the Hispanic population in Miami-Dade.

    A fool will lose tomorrow reaching back for yesterday.

    by kansasr on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 11:25:19 AM PST

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