As Rayarena pointed out. Something just doesn’t seem Kosher. How can FEWER people have voted for Romney than for McCain? How in the name of Sam Hill can Obama NOT have motivated more Republican voters to hit the polls?
And with this Miami Herald poll two weeks ago:
HOW in God’s name can a MAJORITY (according to NBC) of Cuban-Americans have flip-flopped for Obama in so short a time? I mean all polls have a margin of error but the MH had a measely 19 per cent of us backing Obama two weeks ago. and the NBC exit poll has 49 per cent VOTING for him??!!
That’s more Cuban Americans voting for Obama than voted for Romney!?…I mean it’s one thing to stay home because Romney didn’t excite you sufficiently. But it’s quite another to scurry to the poll station and vote for Obama–when you were supposedly a registered Republican?????!
And we’re not talking a few percentage points here…
Something ain’t right…..
Update from WSJ Blog:
Axelrod tweeted earlier on Thursday: “Interesting footnote to election: In FL, POTUS carried the Cuban-American vote–something a D hasn’t done for more than half a century.”
Is he right? Some seem to wonder. Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist and contributor to CNN responded with her own tweet: “Obama did well w/FL Latinos. But notion he carried Cuban vote is wrong. [Republican challenger Mitt] Romney could not get 38% of Miami-Dade w/o being in 60%’s w/Cubans.”
Navarro’s breakdown makes sense. Romney’s share of the Miami-Dade vote was small — less than 38% — but if you extrapolate his ratio of votes among whites and minorities and apply it to that region, he would have to retain more than half the Cuban-American vote in that county.