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The Four “States” Of Florida | The Progressive Professor
Florida began early voting today, and it is the ultimate "swing state", as it is really four "states"! North Florida and the Panhandle is strongly conservative and Republican, except for Gainesville, the home of the flagship University of Florida. Central Florida is the ultimate battleground of Tampa and Orlando, with growing Hispanic population, heavily Puerto Rican, but also Midwesterners who are Republicans, so it is hard to know what will happen here. Palm Beach and Broward Counties in South Florida are fertile Democratic territory, and heavily Jewish and other Northeasterners. Miami Dade County is heavily Cuban, likely Republican, but the younger generation may be straying from their parents and grandparents. Voter turnout and enthusiasm will decide if Florida goes to Barack Obama or Mitt Romney in ten days!