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« on: May 18, 2019, 06:13:11 pm »

Describe the Florida voters that cost Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum their elections here.
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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 06:17:36 pm »

Old-gen Cubans.
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« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 10:37:22 pm »

Old-gen Cubans.

Pretty much this. Cuban-Americans & exiles (as well as Venezuelan-Americans & exiles & Nicaraguan-Americans & exiles) identified with DeSantis, as his message that Gillum is a socialist worked.
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 11:30:07 pm »

Yeah, the obvious answer is Cubans.

Cuban voters may not be voting Republican for President anymore, but they sure still vote R downballot.
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« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2019, 08:11:18 am »

Yeah, the obvious answer is Cubans.

Cuban voters may not be voting Republican for President anymore, but they sure still vote R downballot.

In my humble opinion, we should wait until 2020 before making such predictions.
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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2019, 02:41:50 pm »

Yeah, the obvious answer is Cubans.

Cuban voters may not be voting Republican for President anymore, but they sure still vote R downballot.

In my humble opinion, we should wait until 2020 before making such predictions.

This. I think Cubans very well might come home in 2020; they seem to have warmed up to Trump.
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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2019, 11:47:36 pm »

If Hillary Clinton - Cubans. If Bill - a lot of "ancestral Democrats from Panhandle"......
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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2019, 11:13:28 pm »
« Edited: May 20, 2019, 11:53:08 pm by KYWildman »

Yeah, the obvious answer is Cubans.

Cuban voters may not be voting Republican for President anymore, but they sure still vote R downballot.

In my humble opinion, we should wait until 2020 before making such predictions.

This. I think Cubans very well might come home in 2020; they seem to have warmed up to Trump.

Based on what? Has there been polling to substantiate this or is it just a gut feeling?

Also, while I do think it's plausible that Cubans will swing towards Trump if Sanders (especially) or Warren is the nominee, if it's Biden I highly doubt it. They will probably actually swing farther away from him, because Biden is a Catholic and will likely be seen as more moderate than Hillary; it will be very difficult for the GOP to paint him as a socialist, unlike Sanders.
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2019, 11:28:45 am »

Yeah, the obvious answer is Cubans.

Cuban voters may not be voting Republican for President anymore, but they sure still vote R downballot.

In my humble opinion, we should wait until 2020 before making such predictions.

This. I think Cubans very well might come home in 2020; they seem to have warmed up to Trump.

Based on what? Has there been polling to substantiate this or is it just a gut feeling?

Also, while I do think it's plausible that Cubans will swing towards Trump if Sanders (especially) or Warren is the nominee, if it's Biden I highly doubt it. They will probably actually swing farther away from him, because Biden is a Catholic and will likely be seen as more moderate than Hillary; it will be very difficult for the GOP to paint him as a socialist, unlike Sanders.

Didn't Florida exit polls show Trump looking strong among Cubans last November?
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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2019, 11:38:50 am »

Yeah, the obvious answer is Cubans.

Cuban voters may not be voting Republican for President anymore, but they sure still vote R downballot.

In my humble opinion, we should wait until 2020 before making such predictions.

This. I think Cubans very well might come home in 2020; they seem to have warmed up to Trump.

Based on what? Has there been polling to substantiate this or is it just a gut feeling?

Also, while I do think it's plausible that Cubans will swing towards Trump if Sanders (especially) or Warren is the nominee, if it's Biden I highly doubt it. They will probably actually swing farther away from him, because Biden is a Catholic and will likely be seen as more moderate than Hillary; it will be very difficult for the GOP to paint him as a socialist, unlike Sanders.

Didn't Florida exit polls show Trump looking strong among Cubans last November?

Yeah. It seemed it wasn’t just anti-Trump Republican Cubans going back to vote for the GOP, it seems some actually warmed on him.
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2019, 12:56:16 pm »

FL isn't a tipping point race, anymore and Putnam would have won, anyways, Gillum didn't meet expectations, that he was leading in the polls. Graham was the better candidate.
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2019, 12:59:33 pm »

A couple of Jews maybe as well? I remember that Gillum was briefly under fire for Israel comments or his afflilation with certain anti-Israel groups. Not that it was at Omar levels, but I remember him being criticized for that.
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2019, 11:36:33 pm »
« Edited: May 23, 2019, 12:02:59 am by Biden isn't guaranteed PA »

A couple of Jews maybe as well? I remember that Gillum was briefly under fire for Israel comments or his afflilation with certain anti-Israel groups. Not that it was at Omar levels, but I remember him being criticized for that.

The Jewish Press did endorse Ron DeSantis, for what it's worth.

Edit: Though that's irrelevant in the Senate race.
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2019, 03:22:47 am »

Thousands of Hispanic voters ( not just Cubans). Many Latinx groups.
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