Campaign 2012 | Miami-Dade County

Graphic: Miami-Dade County Poll

 

Here’s a deeper examination of likely Miami-Dade voters’ views of the presidential race — and a look at some other issues important to them.

If the presidential election were today, who would get your vote?

2012 Miami-Dade County Presidential Poll

Obama 52%

Romney 43%

Undecided 5%

ObamaRomneyUndecided
Sex
Male47%47%6%
Female56%40%4%
Party
Democrat90%7%3%
Republican8%87%5%
Independent37%53%10%
Race/Ethnicity
White64%30%6%
Black95%2%3%
Hispanic33%62%5%
Hispanic
Cuban19%76%5%
Non-Cuban56%39%5%
Age
18-3463%33%4%
35-4951%45%4%
50-6454%41%5%
65+47%47%6%

But in 2008...

Barack Obama’s current nine-percentage point lead over Mitt Romney in Miami-Dade County is a smaller margin than Obama’s 16-point win over John McCain in 2008.

2008 Miami-Dade County Election Results

Obama 58%

McCain 42%

Key Issues

In your opinion, which of these is the most important problem facing Miami-Dade County today?

  • 36% The economy and unemployment
  • 16% Corruption in county government
  • 12% Crime and drugs
  • 11% Quality of public schools
  • 8% The cost of insurance
  • 7% High property taxes
  • 5% The housing and mortgage crisis
  • 2% Traffic congestion
  • 3% Other/Not Sure

Issue bonds to fund public school facilities’ modernization/construction

Support 57%

Oppose 19%

Undecided 24%

Impose term limits on county commissioners

61%

13%

26%

Require super-majority to move Urban Development Boundary

37%

19%

44%

Change standards to create new cities

33%

22%

45%

Raise tax rate to fund animal services programs

55%

25%

20%

Use public funding to add a roof to Dolphins stadium

16%

69%

15%

Should pensions and benefits to public employees be cut or are they fair?

Cut 37%

Fair 39%

Undecided 24%

Absentee Ballots

Allow only those with medical or travel reasons to vote by absentee ballot

Support 45%

Oppose 46%

Undecided 9%

SupportOpposeUndecided
Sex
Male50%42%8%
Female41%50%9%
Party
Democrat38%53%9%
Republican56%34%10%
Independent42%50%8%
Race/Ethnicity
White34%60%6%
Black21%63%16%
Hispanic58%34%8%

Gambling Resorts

Change Florida law to allow destination gambling resorts in Miami-Dade County

Support 48%

Oppose 39%

Undecided 13%

SupportOpposeUndecided
Sex
Male54%38%8%
Female43%40%17%
Party
Democrat48%39%13%
Republican46%42%12%
Independent50%37%13%
Race/Ethnicity
White51%36%13%
Black38%47%15%
Hispanic50%39%11%

Cuba Foreign Policy

President Obama’s policies regarding relations between the U.S. and Cuba

Support 37%

Oppose 43%

Undecided 20%

SupportOpposeUndecided
Sex
Male36%47%17%
Female38%39%23%
Party
Democrat58%21%21%
Republican11%72%17%
Independent31%46%23%
Race/Ethnicity
White41%33%26%
Black74%4%22%
Hispanic23%60%17%
Cuban14%71%15%

Travel to Cuba

Expand the rights of Americans to travel freely to Cuba

Support 49%

Oppose 33%

Undecided 18%

SupportOpposeUndecided
Sex
Male46%42%12%
Female51%25%24%
Party
Democrat65%16%19%
Republican31%54%15%
Independent43%37%20%
Race/Ethnicity
White64%10%26%
Black65%13%22%
Hispanic37%50%13%
Cuban29%60%11%

Note: The Mason-Dixon/Miami Herald poll was conducted Oct. 22-24 by telephone in English and Spanish. It included 625 likely voters in Miami-Dade County. The poll's margin of error was four percentage points. Figures may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding.

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