New NCLR Poll Demonstrates Workplace Concerns

(Originally posted at NCLR.org) Today, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) released a national poll of Latino voters focused on their experiences in the workplace, including health, safety and wage issues. [TOPLINES HERE and DECK HERE] The poll, administered by the polling firm Latino Decisions, surveyed 700 respondents between May 12-25, 2017. The poll is […]

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LD Opens DC Office: Longtime Democratic Strategist Albert Morales Named Senior Political Director

Longtime Democratic strategist Albert Morales, has joined Latino Decisions as its Senior Political Director. Morales’s Washington political experience spans three different Chairmanships of the Democratic National Committee and one stint with the Democratic Governors’ Association. In the run up to the 2016 Presidential Primaries, he served as Director of Hispanic Engagement and Deputy Director of […]

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How perceptions of an anti-immigrant environment negatively impacts Latino health outcomes

The first 50 days of President Trump’s administration has seen an increase in immigration raids and the rise of hate crimes towards immigrants. This anti-immigrant sentiment is creating fear and stress for immigrants which ultimately lead to negative health outcomes. In our paper recently published in the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law we examine how […]

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New Survey Finds Strong Support for Ethics Reform to Combat Political Corruption in New Mexico

Political corruption continues to be a major issue in New Mexico, making legislation to improve government accountability and transparency a major need as the state begins the 60- day legislative session. Most recently, Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla resigned from her job in the midst of an embezzlement and tax evasion investigation. However, scandals […]

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CA-34: Sanders Movement Lives On, Voters Reject Political Establishment

A new LD poll shows voters in California’s 34th congressional district give high marks to Senator Bernie Sanders, and many of the themes of his political movement, as more than a dozen candidates jockey for position to replace outgoing Congressman Xavier Becerra. Becerra was named Attorney General of California to fill the vacancy of Kamala Harris who […]

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Latino voters want policy makers to aggressively combat global warming and pass clean energy legislation

In the eve of the 2016 presidential election, we asked Latino voters in the key states of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia about their environmental preferences. While much of the attention has been on immigration and the economy, like all voters in the electorate, Latino voters are paying attention to a wide […]

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Lies, Damn Lies, and Exit Polls

In the 36 hours since the results of the Presidential election became clear, a number of “analyses” have emerged suggesting that a surprisingly large share of the Latino vote went to Donald Trump, despite his demonization of Latinos, his attacks on Judge Curiel and Alicia Machado, his blanket hostility to immigrants, and more.  The basis […]

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The Rundown on Latino Voter Election Eve Polling and Latino Exit Polls

Washington, DC – On a press call and webinar held today, Matt Barreto, UCLA Professor of Political Science and Chicano Studies, and Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, presented the results of the Latino Decisions Election Eve poll. The key finding: Latinos backed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 79-18% margin.   Barreto also highlighted why […]

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Latino Voter Wall Blocks Trump’s Path to White House

Latino voters are about to play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. The latest Latino Decisions polls show that Republican presidential nominee Trump is losing the Latino vote across the country, including in the battleground states of Nevada (where 17.2 percent of the eligible electorate is Latino), Colorado (14.5 […]

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Latino Electorate On Track For Historic Turnout In 2016

According to the latest data from our national tracking poll, Latino Decisions projects that between 13.1 million and 14.7 million Latinos will vote in 2016. This estimate represents a three percent to five percent increase over the 2012 Latino turnout rate which, coupled with the dramatic growth of the age-eligible Latino population, will yield between 1.9 […]

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