AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on the Changing Demographics’ Effect on President Obama’s Re-election

Washington, D.C. — The nation’s rapidly changing demographics helped President Barack Obama win a second term, reiterating the growing importance of an increasingly diverse America. President Obama surpassed his 2008 performance among Latinos by winning approximately 71 percent of Latino support, according to the most recent impremedia/Latino Decisions poll. This is compared to the 67 percent of Latino support that he won in 2008. ABC polls estimated that 93 percent of African Americans were predicted to vote for President Obama once again. All in all, demographic changes seem to be the driver for yesterday’s election results.

The following Center for American Progress experts are available to comment on the nation’s demographic shifts and the election’s results:


To speak to experts, please contact Laura Pereyra at 202.203.8689 or lpereyra@americanprogress.org.