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

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Contact: Laura Pereyra
Phone: 202.741.6258

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



To speak with our experts on this topic, please contact:

Print: Allison Preiss (economy, education, poverty)
202.478.6331 or

Print: Tom Caiazza (foreign policy, health care, energy and environment, LGBT issues, gun-violence prevention)
202.481.7141 or

Print: Elise Shulman (Oceans)
202.796.9705 or

Print: Chelsea Kiene (women's issues, Legal Progress, Half in Ten Education Fund)
202.478.5328 or

Print: Tanya Arditi (Immigration, Progress 2050, race issues, demographics)
202.741.6258 or

Spanish-language and ethnic media: Jennifer Molina
202.796.9706 or

TV: Rachel Rosen
202.483.2675 or

Radio: Chelsea Kiene
202.478.5328 or