Politics & Government

Florida Hispanics now evenly divided between GOP, Dems

The makeup of Florida's Hispanic voters -- currently 1.2 million strong -- has undergone a dramatic shift in the past eight years, according to a study released Wednesday by Democracia U.S.A.

Among the group's findings:

-- For the first time, Cuban Americans are no longer the majority among Hispanic voters.

-- New Hispanic voters are often choosing to be independents.

-- Statewide, those new voting patterns mean the Hispanic electorate is now almost evenly split between Democrats and Republicans.

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