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:
- Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow (demography expert)
- John Halpin, Senior Fellow
- Daniella Gibbs Léger, Vice President, American Values and New Communities
- Vanessa Cárdenas, Executive Director, Progress 2050
- The Path to 270 Revisited: The Role of Demographics, Economics, and Ideology in the 2012 Presidential Election by Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin
- The State of Latinos in the United States: Although This Growing Population Has Experienced Marked Success, Barriers Remain by Vanessa Cárdenas
- STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden on Obama Presidential Victory
To speak to experts, please contact Laura Pereyra at 202.203.8689 or firstname.lastname@example.org.