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Archive | September, 2011

Perry in a Different Light: Tejanos and Education Policy

Everything in life is relative.  Within the Republican presidential field Governor Rick Perry has come to be the Latino friendly candidate.   Specifically, he has been cast as a Latino education advocate for signing into law an in-state college tuition bill for undocumented persons.  While the Texas governor may be the Latino education guy vis-à-vis his […]

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A Response to Whit Ayres’ Response

By Gary Segura and Gabriel Sanchez Whit Ayers, of Ayres/McHenry, responded to the criticisms raised of his new poll of Latinos  by making three points. 1)     That language was not the fifth question but that they used call-backs. 2)     That my comparison of nativity figures to the Latino National Survey is comparing registered voters to […]

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Despite Conservative Bias, Republican Poll Still Shows Disastrous Disadvantage for Republicans Among Latinos

On Friday, the GOP campaign consulting firm Ayres, McHenry, and Associates released a new poll sponsored by the Resurgent Republic—a GOP research and public affairs organization—and the Hispanic Leadership Network, an outreach effort of the right-of-center American Action Network.  Both groups work for the election of additional Republicans to Congress and the defeat of President […]

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High Stakes: Thursday’s Presidential Address is Critical to Latino Voters

By Gabriel Sanchez President Obama is set to give a speech focused on his plans for job growth before a Joint Session of Congress in primetime Thursday night. Political pundits speculate that the President will outline a jobs plan likely to include a call for more infrastructure spending along with an extension of the payroll […]

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The Ganas Gap: Obama’s Latino Challenge

By Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, originally posted at Daily Grito The President has a long list of things to worry about, topped by his approval to disapproval ratio in the general electorate. Among Latinos the downward trend in approval is reflected, but less severe. The big worry for the administration regarding Latinos is not that […]

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