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The number: 67% — Hispanics Strongly Backed Obama

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According to a Pew Hispanic Center analysis of exit polls, Latino voters supported Barack Obama (67%) over John McCain (31%) by more than a 2-to-1 margin. Latino's comprised 9% of the electorate. The Latino vote was significantly more Democratic than in 2004 when George Bush won 40% of the Hispanics, a modern high for a Republican. Both Hispanic men (64%) and women (68%) went strongly for Obama. Younger Hispanics (age 18 to 29), like younger voters nationwide, also supported Obama by a lopsided margin (76% to 19%).

The Daily Number is a statistic, updated every weekday and typically drawn from Pew Research Center project findings, that highlights an important trend.

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