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• 2 percent of Republicans, 3 percent of independents and 3 percent of Democrats are of “other” ethnic background, or did not designate their background.

Source: A Gallup Daily tracking poll of 338,703 U.S. adults conducted Jan. 2 to Dec. 30, 2012, and released Friday.

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