Archive | December, 2009

Will Latinos abandon the Democrats if immigration reform fails?

According to new polling data from Latino Decisions, immigration reform remains a top priority for Latino voters, and failure to pass a bill could hurt Democrats standing with the Latino electorate. In 2008, the Latino vote increased more than any other segment of the population and was a crucial part of Obama’s coalition, especially in […]

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Poll results show high demand for immigration reform before Nov 2010

New results released today by a Latino Decisions national survey of Hispanic registered voters finds continued high support for comprehensive immigration reform, and Latinos expect this to happen before the 2010 midterm election.  Obama made immigration reform a campaign promise to the Latino electorate during his 2008 campaign for the presidency and the polling data […]

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Latest Latino Decisions poll reviewed by West Wing staff; Senator Harry Reid

Latino Decisions survey data continue to have influence at the highest level, being read and discussed in the West Wing conference room, and by senate majority leader Harry Reid. The most recent poll, a collaborative effort with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy, and impreMedia queried 1000 Hispanic registered voters on the […]

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High Medical Costs Influencing Latino Public Opinion towards Health Care Reform

In recent years, health care costs in the United States have been rapidly increasing.  According to the OECD in 2007 total health spending accounted for 16% of the GDP in the United States, by far the highest share of any OECD country.  Furthermore, since 1999 the average premium for family medical coverage has increased by […]

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Latinos Clearly Support The Inclusion of Non-Citizens in Healthcare Reform Efforts

A new report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico indicates that expansion of coverage is clearly a priority for the Latino community, a population that has the highest uninsured rates in the United States. The report is based on the recent Latino Decisions survey […]

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