On the Prospects of a Blue Arizona

This post summarizes a recent publication from the journal Politics of Groups and Identities, the full article can be read here. The Republican Party’s path to 270 Electoral Votes has become increasingly narrow.  With formerly Republican states like Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado now up for grabs, Republican presidential candidates must win virtually every remaining […]

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New poll: Latinos Want CA Legislature to Tackle Pollution, Climate Change in Latino communities

In a first of its kind effort, new groundbreaking data points to overwhelming support by California Latino voters on critical positions on the need for stronger state efforts in combating pollution particularly in communities of color, reducing our dependency on petroleum, and further expanding the Green Economy in Latino communities.  The poll of 400 Latino […]

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New poll results of California Latino voter attitudes on climate change legislation

Today, Latino Decisions releases new results of Latino registered voters in California and their opinions and attitudes towards the environment and climate change bills currently being considered in the State Legislature.  Full poll results can be found here: http://www.latinodecisions.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/CA-Climate-Results-Book.pdf The poll was implemented by pollster Adrian Pantoja, an expert in the area of Latino public […]

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New Mexico Survey Provides New Insights on Latinos and ACA

A new poll of Latino/Hispanic adults in New Mexico funded by the National Institute of Health provides an opportunity to explore New Mexican Hispanics’ interactions with and attitudes toward health care reform.[1]  The poll, commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy (RWJF-CHP) along with NMCARES-Health Disparities Center, and administered by Latino Decisions, queried 600 Latino/Hispanic […]

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Federal Appeals Court Relies On Expert Report by Barreto & Sanchez in Texas Voter ID Lawsuit

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals cited an expert report and statewide survey conducted by Matt Barreto and Gabriel Sanchez in finding that SB 14, the Texas voter ID law violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. In October 2014 the district court initially ruled against the Texas voter ID law in which Barreto […]

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The Latino Threshold to Win in 2016

In 2012, polling by Latino Decisions found that Mitt Romney won the support of just 23 percent of Latino voters. In 2016, the Republican presidential candidate will need twice that support to win the White House. The cause for the GOP’s “Latino deficit” is no secret and can largely be explained by two interrelated factors: […]

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LD Press Call and Webinar: New Target Threshold Models Latino Vote Share GOP Must Meet in 2016

Press Call/Webinar Friday, July 17th at 12pm ET To Listen: 877-876-9175; Passcode: LATINO VOTE To View the Visual Presentation: Click Here Latino Decisions to Unveil Updated Models on the New Target Threshold Percentages that the GOP Must Meet to Remain Competitive in the Race for the White House As immigration continues to insert itself as a […]

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Dominican Americans in Northeast Growing Political Power

During the 2012 presidential election, Latino voters were finally recognized as being decisive in shaping national politics. No doubt, the 2016 presidential contest will once again provide a national spotlight for Latino political power. Despite the hype surrounding the power of the “Latino vote,” it is important to recognize that their electorate is composed of […]

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Welcome to “The New Nevada”

The June 1st conclusion to the 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature brought to the end one of the most improbable and significant sessions in the state’s history. Improbable in that a state under unified Republican control for the first time since 1929 increased taxes by $1.1 billion for the biennium and appropriated the bulk […]

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DACA’s Three-Year Anniversary and its Legacy for 2016 Election

Today marks the third anniversary of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order, a critical moment in immigration policy history. DACA directed the Department of Homeland Security to temporarily defer action on young immigrants living in the United States who came to the U.S. at an early age undocumented with their […]

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