With final precinct results now available from the Miami-Dade County Division of Elections, an analysis of the top Hispanic precincts in Miami-Dade County confirms the exit poll findings from Bendixen & Amandi International, Edison Research, Pew Hispanic Center, NBC News and Fox News that a historic percentage of Cuban voters cast ballots for a Democratic candidate for President in the 2012 elections.
The analysis was performed by examining the 48 largest Hispanic precincts across Miami-Dade County, each with a minimum of 2500 Hispanic voters. These precincts also have the highest concentration of Hispanic voters in the county (between 68% and 92%).
These precincts are located primarily in Hialeah, Westchester, Little Havana, Doral, Kendall and other predominately Cuban-American neighborhoods across Miami-Dade County.
The average of the Presidential vote in these 48 precincts is: Barack Obama 51% and Mitt Romney 49%. The B&A exit poll of Cuban Americans had the following results: Mitt Romney 52% and Barack Obama 48%.
It should be noted that voters of Cuban origin account for approximately 75% of the Hispanic electorate in Miami-Dade County.
Bendixen & Amandi International conducted a statewide exit poll of more than 4800 Hispanic voters which revealed that President Obama secured 48% of the Cuban American vote in the state of Florida – an historic high for a Democratic Presidential candidate in Florida.