This is true. And if you didn’t see Karl Rove’s meltdown on Fox it’s worth seeing.
From the article:
As it turns out, the Romney campaign’s polling model was completely wrong. The country is getting more, not less, diverse, and those shifts have been reflected in the electoral turnout for presidential races over the past 20 years. There was no real reason to indicate that 2012 would be any different.
According to exit polls, whites actually made up just 72% of the electorate this year, while Latinos and youth voters upped their share of the electorate by one percentage point each. The African American percentage of the electorate stayed the same.
Karl Rove’s meltdown on Fox News Tuesday night illustrated just how shocked Republicans were by this outcome. Rove was convinced that Romney would regain the lead in Ohio with unreported rural white votes, but never anticipated the number of minority voters that would turn out for Obama in the state’s urban centers. In Florida, Republicans were similarly floored by the huge Latino and African American turnout for Obama in Tampa.