- Dec 5, 2015
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- Political Leaning
Florida had one of the most shocking results of the midterm elections, where Republican Ron DeSantis beat Democratic rising star Andrew Gillum by less than 1 percentage point for Florida governor despite pollsters predicting a comfortable 3-4 point win for Gillum.
While some analysts and Twitter warriors blamed white women for DeSantis’ success, CNN exit polls showed he had a significant gain among minority voters from previous Republican candidates.
CNN exit polls showed DeSantis won 60 percent of the white vote, down from the 64 percent Trump received in 2016, and down 9 percentage points among white women. DeSantis made up from his loss with white voters by spiking his numbers with minorities. DeSantis won 14 percent of black voters and 44 percent of Hispanic voters.
It seems the walk-away movement is gaining steam. Blacks didn't overwhelmingly vote for a black man in Andrew Gillum, despite getting an endorsement by Barack Obama.
Why is this? Maybe blacks didn't resonate with a far-left/progressive agenda which Gillum represented. Maybe they didn't want to vote another con man into office.
It seems just maybe, just maybe blacks and Hispanics are tired of what the Democrats have been serving them and the progressive/socialist message does not resonate with them.