President Barack Obama carried Florida in 2012 by only 74,309 votes (0.9 percent) at a time when Democrats had a 535,987-voter registration advantage over Republicans.
Since then, the GOP has cut the Democrats’ Florida registration advantage in half, according to the latest figures from the Florida Division of Elections.
That’s seemingly good news for part-time Palm Beacher Donald Trump, who needs to defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton in Florida to have any chance of winning the White House.
But the new voter stats also show a 14.6 percent statewide surge in Hispanic voters since 2012. Many of those new Hispanic voters are registered with no party affiliation. And polls show Latino voters overwhelmingly opposing Trump.