Early Voting Poll Might Show a Sea Change in Miami Electorate
But the poll shows that as the population changes, Miami's Latino population is likely to become more Democratic. 72 percent of U.S.-born Latinos and 70 percent born in other Latin American countries backed Obama.
Alternet also suggests that young Cubans are more likely to vote democratic than their parents and grandparents. Overall in the county, 72 percent of voters under 30 voted Obama, while 64 percent of those age 65 and over voted McCain.
According to pollster Sergio Bendixen:
"People are talking about how the sons and daughters of exiles would vote, and they thought they would be more liberal. But this is first time there has been enough of a sample of Cuban-Americans born in the United States. And it shows them overwhelmingly becoming Democratic. That is the future of Miami's Hispanic community."