Friday, November 4, 2011

Puerto Ricans in Florida are key in the election of the next President

Puerto Ricans in Florida hold the key to the election of the President of the United States and have not learned to use that power to help Puerto Rico or themselves. It is unfortunate that we, US Citizens for 100 years by birth, are considered in the latino voters.

For any candidate to win the Florida caucus, convincing the state’s large population of Latino voters will be crucial. Florida has around 1.5 million Latinos, accounting for a little over 15 percent of the state’s population – and they are surprisingly conservative. While President Obama still consistently polls ahead of an unnamed Republican candidate there, his margin in Florida is much slimmer than the advantages he enjoys in other states with strong Latino populations, like Colorado and New Mexico.