Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Cuban-American Voters Increasingly Identifying as Democrats

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According to a new Pew Research poll, the percent of Cuban registered voters who identify or lean Republican has decreased by double-digit margins over the past decade.

Although Cuban-Americans have traditionally identified as Republicans, over the past years, the percent of Cubans who identify or lean Democratic “has doubled from 22 percent to 44 percent”.

In a recent speech given to Florida Democrats, Bill Clinton stressed the need for better voter turnout, as he reminded the crowd that “so far we’re winning in presidential years, and they’re winning in non-presidential years,” which is “a recipe for gridlock”.

Cuban-Americans also boast the highest level of voter turnout among Latinos: 67 percent compared to the 48 percent of overall Latinos who voted in the 2012 presidential election.

Demographic shifts, especially among Latinos, are sure to heavily influence the political landscape now and for many years to come. Finally, Clinton added that although more young Hispanics, and now Cubans, are voting Democrat, “it only counts if you show up.”

Fox News Latino