You Won’t Believe Who Won And Who Lost The Latino Vote In The Florida Primary
The recent primary vote in Florida has given the country even more insight on the ever elusive Latino vote. With two Latino candidates on the Republican side and two Democratic candidates trying to prove who is more down with the brown, everyone’s eyes were on Latinos in the Sunshine State. So what happened? Let’s break it down for you.
Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary by a HUGE margin, like, she totally annihilated Bernie Sanders.
This is big. We just won Florida! pic.twitter.com/JTnaDc6O9V
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 16, 2016
Clinton beat Sanders 1,097,400 votes (64.4 percent) to his 566,603 (33.3 percent) votes, according to CNN.
Hills was probably feeling a lot like this.
But, how did she do with the Latino vote?
Latino ambiance at Clinton rally in W Palm Beach. She will win Florida but she needs Ohio to leave Sanders behind pic.twitter.com/ook4HpP3FV
— Kim Ghattas (@BBCKimGhattas) March 15, 2016
You might be surprised.
72 percent of Latinos who voted Democrat picked the former Secretary of State, compared to the 28 percent that voted for Sanders.
It wasn’t just Latinos. Clinton won in EVERY demographic except white men.
That said, the white male vote in Florida was pretty evenly split.
On the other side, Donald Trump won the Florida Republican primary like it was nothing.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2016
Marco Rubio couldn’t even win his home state.
Trump won every county in Florida except for Miami-Dade, which went to Marco Rubio.
The real question is, how did Trump do with Latinos?
The good news: he did NOT win the Florida Latino vote.
The only group that Rubio was able to win was Latinos, getting 52 percent of the total vote. #PraiseTheUniverse
The bad news: Trump came in second place with 26 percent, followed by Ted Cruz at 15 percent.
Real talk: if Latinos prefer Trump over Cruz, is the Canadian-born son of a Cuban immigrant really the candidate to stop the GOP frontrunner?
Only time and a possibly contested convention will tell.
Seems like the general election will come down to Clinton and Trump leaving both parties feeling a little like this:
What is happening in American politics this year?