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Reviewing the Evidence Part 2: CIR Failure and Political Fallout

President Obama’s comments to the press yesterday provided a strong signal that changes to immigration administration and enforcement via executive actions are imminent. It is important to remember that Congressional failure to pass immigration reform is the sole reason President Obama is now poised to take such actions.  In Part 2 of our series “Reviewing […]

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Reviewing the Evidence Part 1: Support for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

In a matter of weeks or even days, we anticipate that President Obama will articulate some changes to immigration administration and enforcement that will provide some security to undocumented persons living and working in the United States. This action will represent the full and final defeat of the legislative effort at the hands of House […]

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New Race Politics and the Virginia Election

Virginia’s election results were a deep disappointment for Republicans who have long been competitive—even dominant—in this Southern state.  Terry McAuliffe defeated Ken Cuccinelli 48%-45%, and the margin was greater in the Lt. Governor’s race.  A closely contested Attorney General’s race is too close to call. As we reported last night, Latino Decisions 2013 Election Eve […]

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Democrats Crush Republicans Among Latino and Asian American Voters in Virginia

With polls closed across the Commonwealth of Virginia, Latino Decisions can release the results of our 2013 Virginia Election Eve Survey of Latino and Asian American voters, commissioned by America’s Voice and the People For the American Way.  The poll finds a staggering margin of victory for Democrats within these two rapidly growing segments of […]

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What Latinos Want – Immigration Reform Bill

The results of the 2012 election have awakened the Republican Party to their impending demographic disaster. Substantial growth in the size and power of the Latino vote—and an overwhelming tilt in that vote against their nominee—paints a bleak future for Republican electability. Coupled with startling Democratic vote share among Asian Americans (73%), and an ever […]

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Growth in Latino enthusiasm and Democratic vote numbers disheartening for the GOP

Week 5 of the ImpreMedia/Latino Decisions 2012 Tracking Poll reveals stabilizing numbers in the Presidential election, growing Latino support in the generic House ballot and—perhaps most importantly for Democratic prospects overall and most disheartening for Republicans—significant growth in Latino enthusiasm for the election. [Download full week 5 results here] Horserace and Congressional Vote We find […]

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When Good Polling Goes Bad…

Today, a newly released poll from the McClatchy/Marist Poll team reveals a shocking turn-around in the Presidential race among Latinos.  Governor Romney is found to lead the President by 11 points among Latino voters, and by 18 points if the fantasy of a Jeb Bush VP nomination accompanies Romney on the ticket.  Moreover, the Republicans […]

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Evolution and Un-Intelligent Design: Why Latinos are Ahead of Barack Obama on Marriage Equality

On October 27, 2010, President Barack Obama famously said that his opinion on marriage equality for same-sex couples was “evolving.”  As Joe Sudbay pointed out recently at the Huffington Post, it’s been 500 days. It was an odd thing to say at the time.  Having already reversed his position once (between the time he entered […]

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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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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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