WASHINGTON (CNN) - Si se puede.
Translation: Yes we can.
It was a common phrase used by Barack Obama and John McCain on the campaign trail this year as they tried to increase their outreach to Latino voters - an influential voting bloc.
But clearly, based on exit polling, those voters overwhelmingly said 'si se puede' for the Illinois senator. Latinos supported Obama 67 percent to 30 percent for McCain.
Obama did well with Latinos because they appear to disapprove of President Bush's job performance more than the rest of the country, said Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst.
About 80 percent of Latinos gave Bush negative marks, while 72 percent of all Americans do, exit polling showed.
The question remains: Did Latinos flock to Obama's message of change or did they simply leave the beleaguered Republican Party?