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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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Federal Court relies on Barreto-Sanchez expert report in striking down Texas voter ID law

Matt Barreto and Gabe Sanchez authored an expert report in the Veasey v. Perry lawsuit challenging the Texas voter ID law, which was cited by a federal judge in striking down the law.  Barreto and Sanchez conducted a statewide survey of eligible voters in Texas and found that African Americans and Hispanics were statistically more […]

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Latino voter enthusiasm in Florida high – Crist leads Scott 53 to 29

The U.S. Census reports that Latino turnout in Florida in 2010 was 70% and today 73% of registered Latinos say they are “almost certain” to vote according to a new poll released by the National Council of La Raza Action Fund and the National Council of La Raza.  Historically, Florida has had competitive elections with better outreach […]

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Seriously flawed Latino polling in Georgia leads to wildly incorrect speculation

This piece was originally posted at HuffPost Pollster, October 6, 2014 Georgia has more than 900,000 Latinos and more than 270,000 Latinos eligible to vote in 2014.  For good reason, analysts have begun to identify Georgia as a battleground state where Latino votes could help determine the outcome of the gubernatorial and U.S. Senate elections this November. […]

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Did Dems miss an opportunity for Latino mobilization?

On June 30, 2014 president Obama announced that if Congress did not pass comprehensive immigration reform that he would implement an administrative order providing temporary legal status to millions of undocumented by the end of summer and before the November 2014 election. As late as August 28, 2014 White House officials suggested to the media […]

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The Method Matters: Evidence from Latino Voter Turnout Experiments

A common belief inside campaigns is that lower propensity voters just won’t show up in a midterm election. This thinking is misguided and only serves to create a cycle in which campaigns fail to reach out to voters who are most in need of outreach. Previous field experiments have demonstrated repeatedly that low-propensity Latino voters […]

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