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  • 1. By: Austin Reaker, Noah Whittenbarger, Carson Ayers
  • 2. Number of RegisteredVoters The number of registered voters is 146,311,000 million people. Only about 62% of these people actually voted.
  • 3. Voting Democrats The amount of these registered voters that are registered Democrats would be 72 million.
  • 4. Registered Republicans The number of registered republicans is 55 million.
  • 5. The Whites The population that is white has been going down dramatically. The white population that makes up the electorate has gone down to 34 percent in this past election which it was 46 percent in 1972.
  • 6. Hispanics Out of Hispanics 58 percent think that the government should do more economically. This past election Hispanics made up 10 percent of the electorate which was the first year that they made up double digits of the electorate. Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanics while Romney only won 27 percent. This was a deciding factor in the 2012 election and will be in coming elections. Hispanics are tending to become more Democratic.
  • 7. States With Greatest HispanicPopulation New Mexico, Arizona, California, Illinois, New York, Florida, Georgia, Colorado, New Jersey, and Texas Obama won all of the above states except Georgia, Arizona, and Texas who still remain predominately Republican states.
  • 8. Blacks Out of the Black population 73 percent think that government should do more (economically). In the 2012 blacks made up 13 percent of the electorate. Out of this 13 percent 93 percent of them voted democrat and 6 percent republican. The democrat since 1980 has always won the black votes.
  • 9. Men Men make up 47 percent of electorate. Out of this 47 percent of them voted democrat and 52 percent voted republican in the 2012 election. Since the 1980s men usually vote more Republican but usually pretty close.
  • 10. Women In the 2012 election 53 percent of the people were women. 55 percent of them voted democrat and 44 percent voted republican. In the past 6 elections women have voted more democrat which before that they voted more republican.