Photo: Florida Hispanic Voters
The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) has just released its 2012 ‘Florida Primary Electoral Profile’ that includes extensive analysis of the state’s Hispanic voting population.
The Hispanic population in Florida stands at 4.2 Million people with Latino registered voters representing 13.1% of all registered voters. Many Florida Latino voters are Republican with Hispanic Republicans accounting for 11% of the state’s registered Republican voters.
All the Republican Presidential candidates are paying special attention to this voting segment, especially Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney with their Spanish-language media outreach.
NALEO is reporting that in 2008 Hispanic voter turnout surged by 81% from 678,000 in 2000 to 1.2 million in 2008.
Check out the NALEO’s report here.
“Hispanic voters have historically played a significant role in the outcome of primary elections in the state of Florida, and this year will be no different” stated NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director Arturo Vargas. “Their vote is up for grabs, and they will be looking to the Republican Primary candidates to directly address their issues and concerns in the coming days.”