November 2nd, 2010
08:18 PM ET
12 years ago

Poll: Latinos favor GOP candidates in Florida

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.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. John

    Rubio will pretend to be your friend, but when the tea party round-ups and bounty hunting begins, at least you will know who to blame.

    November 2, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  2. Sonnie

    Rubio was the best choise here. Common Sense is important!!

    November 2, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  3. Elizabeth

    Some voters realize that their livelihoods is not a game. Voting for candidates just to spite the other will affect them also.
    Florida voters did not get the memo. Some voted to spite President Obama, who is trying to help the middle
    class. But he is still President and middle class voters who voted for spite will feel the effects of teabag and Republican obstruction. Just wait until Rubio and Sharon Angle have that conference call.

    November 2, 2010 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  4. Peter

    What have Republicans ever done for minorities or this country in general? How quick we have forgotten who got us into this financial mess. CNN stop erasing my messages. Hello freedom of speech.

    November 2, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  5. Akito Sakata

    The caption should read "Cubans Favor GOP Candidates in Florida". White America has to learn that the Hispanic vote isn't homogenous like the black vote. This stems from the differences in immigration policy that the United States has with countries. For example, it is easier for a Cuban to be smuggled to this country and still be able to stay because they ask for political asylum, while a Mexican that gets smuggled in and gets deported. This is what divides Hispanics up on the immigration debate. Rubio won Florida based on voting along racial lines. If it wasn't for Cuban immigration amnesty, Marco Rubio wouldn't even be here. Wait till we start hearing the irony of the child of immigrants publicly speaking out against immigration amnesty. GOD HELP US!!!!!

    November 2, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  6. Sniffit

    Hardly a suprise. The Cuban population hates Dems for wanting to lift the embargo.

    November 2, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  7. Robert

    We thought Florida was becoming a progressive state. Ah. ., not so much.

    November 2, 2010 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  8. Julie

    Yes, especially the hired help.

    November 2, 2010 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  9. JS.

    Should read " Latinos favor candidate that support deportation":

    November 2, 2010 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  10. Mary

    I hope you will turn out to be an honorable senator and work with President Obama. And not be a tool for the Tea Party and
    Republicans. Seek truth and you will earn the respect that President Obama has.

    November 2, 2010 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |