New York (CNN) - An election eve poll of likely Latino voters in Florida shows they favored Republicans in the U.S. House, Senate and governor's races.
According to a poll conducted by the country's largest Latino civil rights group, National Council of La Raza, 62 percent of Latinos say they planned to vote for the U.S. Senate candidate, 61 percent for the Republican U.S. house candidate and 51 percent for the Latino Republican gubernatorial candidate. Marco Rubio, a Latino, was projected by CNN to win the U.S. Senate race in Florida.
That contrasts with 2008, when Hispanics voted for Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden over Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin by a 67 to 31 percent margin, according to an analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center of exit polls from Edison Media Research as published by CNN.
Pew also found that 9 percent of the electorate was Latino, according to exit polls, up 15 percent in 2004.