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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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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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Missed Opportunities: Assessing Latino Turnout in 2014

Across the board voter turnout was down in 2014. In 2010 about 91 million votes were cast and turnout among the voting eligible population was 41.8 percent. Four years later only 81 million peopled voted for a turnout rate of 35.9 percent according to data collected by Professor Michael McDonald. Looking at Democratic losses in […]

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Groundbreaking National Latino Health and Immigration Survey Gauges Attitudes & Experiences on the Affordable Care Act, Health & Immigration

** MEDIA ADVISORY ** WEDNESDAY March 25 10 a.m. EDT – POLL RELEASE PRESS CALL AND WEBINAR To Join via Phone: Dial 1-877-876-9176 with Passcode “Latino Health” To Join via Webinar: Details Below   Groundbreaking National Latino Health and Immigration Survey Gauges Attitudes & Experiences on the Affordable Care Act, Health & Immigration RWJF Center at […]

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Latino views on the 2016 GOP field: Who can actually win the Latino vote?

As the field of possible GOP contenders for the White House start to take shape, it is important to assess what Latino voters think about the potential presidential candidates, if they even know who they are, and how they can possibly position themselves to court the Latino vote.  There is no question that Republicans will […]

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New Poll: Latino Support for Hillary in 2016 Depends on Her Stance on Executive Action on Immigration

New Poll Shows 2016 Latino Votes Will Follow Candidates who Want to Continue and Extend President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration During the November 2014 midterms Latino voters said the number one issue they wanted Congress and the President to address was immigration reform.  Today, new national poll findings of Latino voters reveal that the 2016 […]

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Press Call 12-3: How Obama Executive Action Impacts 2016 Latino Vote

New Poll Findings from Latino Decisions Explores How Latino Vote Could Shift Based on Presidential Candidate Positions on Executive Action Media Advisory For: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014, 12 Noon ET Dial-in: 785-424-1826 Call Title: Latino Vote 2016 Call Password: Latino What: Press call unveiling results of a major poll by Latino Decisions, commissioned by Presente.org in partnership with NALACC […]

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GOP’s Response to Obama’s Executive Action Could Define 2016 Election

Originally published at Huffington Post Pollster Last night, President Obama announced his long-anticipated administrative orders on immigration reform, expected to include changes with regard to which immigrants the federal government prioritizes for detention and deportation, and specifically the temporary relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States more than five […]

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18 Senate and Governor races Latinos could influence in 2014

The 2014 election is now just 8 days away and almost all the attention on the Latino vote is in Colorado’s Senate race.  While other states with large Latino populations may not have competitive Senate races in 2014, the Latino population is not just a phenomenon in the Southwest. 14 years ago, the 2000 Census […]

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NEW POLL: Latino Voters on Midterm Elections, Immigration, and 2016 Presidential Contenders

Washington, DC – On a press call/webinar today, Matt Barreto, Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, discussed the results of a new nationwide poll of 600 Latino voters that provides fresh data on overall Latino voter enthusiasm; party preference in Congressional and Senate races; and how the politics of immigration […]

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