Who won each group in Florida
Groups that candidates won by six or more percentage points
In broad strokes, President Trump’s victory in Florida, netting him 29 electoral college votes, paralleled his win four years ago. But some key shifts under the surface helped propel him this year: in particular, a substantial shift among Latino voters. Four years ago, 62 percent of Latinos in the state backed Hillary Clinton, with just 35 percent voting for Trump. This year, former vice president Joe Biden held a much narrower edge among the state’s Latino voters, just 52 percent to 47 percent in preliminary exit poll results.
To be sure, there is political diversity among Latino Floridians. Cuban Floridians backed Trump by a double-digit margin, while Puerto Ricans in Florida overwhelmingly voted for Biden.
While Trump won roughly 6 in 10 votes cast by White voters in the state, only modestly different than in 2016, he once again solidly won White voters without college degrees, who continue to make up a substantial bloc of Florida voters. Trump also held on to a majority of White college-graduate voters, a group that nationally and in other states has trended more Democratic in recent years. However, consistent with that trend, his margin among this group was considerably narrower than it was in 2016.
Trump improved his performance among voters ages 30 to 44, as well. This group went for Clinton in 2016 but roughly split their votes between Biden and Trump this year. Consistent with pre-election surveys, Trump lost some ground among older voters in the Sunshine State compared with four years ago. He holds a narrow edge against Biden among seniors, a group he won by 17 percentage points in 2016.
The Post is publishing preliminary results from national and state exit polls that allow readers to explore demographic trends in the 2020 vote. These surveys randomly sample voters in three ways: in-person, as they exited voting places on or before Election Day, and by telephone, through a survey of more than 25,000 early voters, to help account for the huge increase of votes cast early.
More key exit polls
Below, see how various groups voted in Florida’s election for president.
Full exit poll results
Candidates who won a demographic group by six or more percentage points are highlighted. Follow live election results from Florida here.