When President Barack Obama said recently in an interview that Latinos would be critical to his re-election victory, boy, was he right.
A historic number — 75 percent of Latinos — voted for Obama’s re-election, according to Latino Decisions exit polls, the highest Latino support for any presidential candidate in the nation’s history. And after years in which the country had to claw back from a recession and high unemployment, President Obama got higher marks from Hispanics than in 2008, when he won 67 percent of the Hispanic vote.
“We’ve been talking about this all year — that Obama had high support among Latinos, especially in key states — but tonight, it came to fruition,” says Matt Barreto, a co-principal at Latino Decisions and a political science professor at the University of Washington.
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