Exits: Hispanics back Obama by more than two to one

Updated
Jose Castrejon Olivares lines up to vote early Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles.
Jose Castrejon Olivares lines up to vote early Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 in Los Angeles.
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Hispanics are breaking for President Obama by more than two to one, according to NBC News exit poll data.

Obama beat Mitt Romney by 68% to 30% among Hispanics. That’s slightly better than he did in 2008, when he bested John McCain among Hispanics by 67% to 31%.

Obama’s share of the white vote, 38%, is down from the 43%  that he won in 2008. But white voters appear to be making up a slightly lower percentage of the electorate, 73%, than they did last time, when they comprised 74%.

Romney alienated many Hispanics by taking a hard line on immigration during the GOP primaries.

Exits: Hispanics back Obama by more than two to one

Updated