Since smearing the messenger that brought the 48%-Cubans-voted-Obama shocker isn’t working, our friend Mauricio dusts off his 9th grade math, and just like an unprepared middle schooler, convoluted formulas can’t save him from earning an F.
There are several problems with his calculations, from making assumptions that weren’t in the data released by Bendixen and Amandi International to declaring Cubans don’t live in Kendall. (Really?) But the most glaring is his addition of 25% non-Cuban Hispanics and 75% Cubans to make 100% of the total electorate. Duh, Mauricio, did you forget everybody else?
Since the exit poll numbers came out, hardliners from Diaz-Balart to Ninoska to Mauricio have been saying “we’ll see when the precinct numbers come out”. No idea why they think those numbers are more relevant to the question, since the ballot doesn’t ask if you are Hispanic or Cuban, like an exit pollster does. Well, the precinct numbers are out, they confirm the shift of CAs away from the GOP, and now their response amounts to “Lalalalala!” or “Bendixen works for Democrats!” –which is funny since Mauricio is a paid lobbyist and Ninoska is preety much a GOP mouthpiece.
(Incidentally, a more interesting conclusion can be reached by looking at the Herald’s interactive precinct map. Romney only won the richest Hispanic areas –such as the heart of Coral Gables– by the kind of percentage Mauricio wants to believe he did.)