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Latino Principles of Immigration Reform

Since the record defeat that Republicans suffered among Latino voters in 2012, prominent GOP voices have lined up to encourage their party to do a better job reaching out to Hispanics. John McCain, Jeb Bush, Karl Rove, Lindsey Graham, Paul Ryan and in the last two weeks John Boehner and even Rand Paul have all […]

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Hard data from primary proves the San Diego UT/Survey USA Poll is flawed

The best way to assess how accurate current polls in the San Diego mayoral race are is to look at their past performance and compare to actual election outcomes.  This is the same technique that 538 polling guru Nate Silver uses to assigns accuracy weights to different polling companies.  New data analysis of the November […]

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President Obama’s SOTU Proposals on Climate Change Resonate With Latinos

On Tuesday night, President Obama delivered the annual State of the Union Address.  When covering Latino reactions, the media is likely to focus on the President’s statements on immigration.  However, according to findings of a recent national survey of 805 Latino registered voters by Latino Decisions and the Natural Resources Defense Council, Latinos are deeply […]

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New poll: Latino vote will be critical factor in San Diego mayoral election

A new poll released today by Latino Decisions and the Latino Victory Project challenges previous polls in the San Diego mayoral and shows David Alvarez with a commanding lead over Kevin Faulconer among Latino voters who represent 1 in 5 San Diego voters.  Among likely Latino voters, Alvarez was favored by a margin of 75% […]

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New Poll Finds Latino Voters Strongly Reject New West Coast Coal Exports to China

New research released today by Latino Decisions and the Latino Policy Coalition finds that Latino voters oppose new efforts to increase coal exports to China and Asia from the West Coast.  As the U.S. considers expanding the export of coal to China, a clear majority of Latino voters reject this proposal by a margin of […]

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New poll shows Congress must end Sequester cuts to win back Latino voters

Poll: 61 percent of Latino voters more likely to vote for a candidate in 2014 who votes to stop the cuts  WASHINGTON, D.C.—With a bipartisan budget agreement announced earlier this week, Latino voters are closely watching lawmakers on Capitol Hill to see whether they can finally pass a budget that offers much-needed relief from the […]

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AFL-CIO immigration ads impact on Latino voter opinions

A new survey by Latino Decisions finds that Latino registered voters who saw recent immigration advertisements run by the AFL-CIO were significantly more likely to rate immigration as a critical issue, and more likely hold negative views of the GOP. The Spanish language ads were aired in Denver, Orlando and Atlanta media markets during November […]

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The Prop 187 Effect: How the California GOP lost their way and implications for 2014 and beyond

According to polling data from the California Field Poll, after winning the presidential election in 1980, former California Governor Ronald Reagan raised his share of the Latino vote from 35% to 45% in 1984 while carrying 59% of the entire state.  Republicans went on to win the Golden state again in 1988. Since that election, […]

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New Report to Detail “Prop. 187 Effect” on GOP House Races Across Nation if Immigration Reform Does Not Move Forward

Register for webinar:  https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/625595399 New Report to Detail “Prop. 187 Effect” on GOP House Races Across Nation if Immigration Reform Does Not Move Forward Data Shows How Latino Voters Will View Immigration Stall and Impact for GOP in Future Los Angeles, CA – On Thursday, October 17th, researchers from respected Latino Voting trends firm, Latino […]

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Anti-Immigrant Politics and Lessons for the GOP from California

According to polling data from the Field Poll, after winning the presidential election in 1980, California native Ronald Reagan raised his share of the Latino vote from 35 percent to 45 percent in 1984 while carrying 59 percent of the entire state.  Republicans went on to win the Golden state again in 1988. Since then, […]

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