November 5th, 2008
01:29 AM ET
14 years ago

Exit Polls: Latino voters tip balance

(CNN) - According to exit poll results released thus far, Latino voters voted for Barack Obama over John McCain by a more than a 2-1 margin nationally: 66 percent to 31 percent. The proportion voting for the Democratic candidate is up sharply from 2004, when 55 percent of Latino voters supported John Kerry and 44 percent voted for President Bush.

Latinos are responsible for Obama's victory in New Mexico and contributed strongly to his margins in Nevada and Colorado. In New Mexico, Latinos constituted 41 percent of the electorate and voted for Obama by a 69 percent to 30 percent margin; white voters in New Mexico supported McCain 56 percent to 42 percent.

In Colorado, Latinos comprised 13% of the electorate and broke for Obama 64% to 34% while white voters split evenly. In Nevada, Latinos comprised 16 percent of the electorate and supported Obama 78 percent to 20 percent. Fifty-one percent of Nevada's white voters went for McCain.

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  1. David

    Obama is our familia.

    November 5, 2008 01:51 am at 1:51 am |


    November 5, 2008 01:51 am at 1:51 am |
  3. Eduardo Mauricio Alvarado Ramirez

    it is a day in history where blacks and latinos have made the change for the world,
    it is this day that will b remembered forever

    November 5, 2008 01:52 am at 1:52 am |
  4. The Big Booming Voice

    Illegals have no business voting

    November 5, 2008 01:52 am at 1:52 am |
  5. Angie

    Don't under estimate the latino vote...Congrats President Obama!

    November 5, 2008 01:53 am at 1:53 am |
  6. Luis Aguilar

    At times when every vote counts it is a responsibility for those Latinos and for citizens in general to exercise the right to vote. Latinos have in many times voted Democrat, but it seems that the past eight years made them realize that they actually need to vote and tell their siblings to come along for the ride. Now it is up to Obama to accept his new job and may he do it well.

    November 5, 2008 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  7. Adrian

    Hopefully he's going to thank them by fixing the immigration issue – what they were avoiding to talk about all this time campaigning.
    Now that there are some brain in the White Tower maybe he'll be able to break it down to all the haters -who forgot their origin – that this country was built by immigrants and by helping them they helping the country. Just think about the billions of $s in taxes, fees ..etc 🙂

    November 5, 2008 01:55 am at 1:55 am |
  8. Ernesto

    I am proud to be a Mexican / American tonight. Latino's mark this day, over the next 2-4 years you will see a influx of great Hispanic leaders into our UNITED States of AMERICA.

    Si Se Puede

    November 5, 2008 01:56 am at 1:56 am |
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