President Barack Obama handily won re-election Tuesday night, taking more than 300 electoral votes. His campaign's outreach to Hispanic and women voters, and the Romney team's reliance on white voters, was largely cited as the reason why.
Said Politico's Jonathan Martin: “Obama still managed to retain much of his 2008 map because of the GOP's deficiencies with the voters who are changing the political face of once conservative-leaning Virginia, Florida, Colorado, and Nevada."
Obama won women voters by a 55% to 44% margin, according to CNN's exit polls. Women make up 53% of the electorate.
Following a gracious concession speech by Republican candidate Mitt Romney, Obama echoed the themes of his 2008 campaign in a victory address in Chicago. “I have always believed that hope is that stubborn thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us so long as we have the courage to keep reaching, to keep working, to keep fighting,” Obama told an overjoyed gathering of supporters Tuesday night.