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Archive | August, 2011

President Obama’s image takes a hit

By Pilar Marrero – Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com | 2011-08-22 New Poll Results Posted Here LOS ANGELES, CA.-  The most recent poll of Latino voters reveals a continuing political problem for President Barack Obama, which he must address if he wants to get re-elected next year.  The number of Latinos who are certain to vote for Obama in […]

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Hispanics Aspire to Better Education

By Pilar Marrero/ Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com |2011-08-18 LOS ANGELES, Calif.- When it comes to their children’s education, Latino voters have clear and high aspirations: a new poll revealed that an overwhelming 96%—almost all—would like to see their kids earn a college degree, whether it is a bachelor’s, master’s or professional degree. What is not so clear is […]

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It’s True: Latinos are Liberals, and Other Important Matters

By Gary Segura and Shaun Bowler Yesterday Latino Decisions released a new poll finding regarding the debt and deficit as part of its ImpreMedia-Latino Decisions Tracking Poll.  When asked whether the preferred solution for closing the deficit was spending cuts, tax increases on the wealthy or a combination of the two, Latino voters overwhelmingly lean […]

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Over 80% of Latino voters support tax increases alongside cuts in the debt debate

A new poll released today by impreMedia and Latino Decisions reveals that the August debt deal brokered by President Obama and Republicans in Congress is out of touch with what Latino voters wanted in the debt debate. When asked which approach they prefer to reduce the deficit, 46% of Latino registered voters stated raising taxes […]

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Are Latinos Willing to Pay the Price of Immigration Reform?

By Francisco Pedraza, Texas A&M University In his most recent statement on immigration, a speech in May of 2011 in El Paso, President Obama framed immigration in economic terms and he did this in two ways.  First, President Obama pitched immigration as part of a broader strategy for the U.S. to remain competitive in a […]

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