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Can Obama Recapture the Hispanic Vote?

Ruy Teixeira finds that Hispanic support for President Obama in 2012 may well replicate or even exceed the support he received from these voters in 2008.

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  • Ruy Teixeira

Shifting demographics, particularly the growth of the minority vote, clearly helped Barack Obama win in 2008. And those shifts continue, which will also help Obama in 2012. Minorities should be 28 percent of the vote, a two-point increase among a constituency that voted 80 percent for Obama.

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Ruy Teixeira

Senior Fellow