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Introducing the America’s Voice/Latino Decisions 2016 Senate Project

The last three election cycles produced significant volatility in the composition of the US Senate. In 2014, the GOP netted nine seats to secure its current 55 to 45 majority, while in 2012 the Democrats picked-up two seats to sustain the majority the party had gained in 2006. The Democrats’ majority was also reduced in […]

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New Poll: Hostile Talk Hurts GOP with Latino Voters

Today impreMedia and Latino Decisions released new polling results from our survey of Latino voters in battleground states. The survey of 424 registered Latino voters shows that hostile rhetoric from Republican presidential candidates gives Latino voters a strong, negative impression of the Republican Party. The sense that Republicans are hostile to the Latino community has significantly […]

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impreMedia/Latino Decisions Battleground States Survey

Today impreMedia and Latino Decisions released a new poll of Latino voters in battleground states. The survey of 424 registered Latino voters measures candidate favorability and issue priorities, full results and methodology are posted HERE. Disclosure note: In August 2015, Matt Barreto and Gary Segura of Latino Decisions were hired as consultants to the Hillary […]

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Can Rubio Bridge the Latino-GOP Divide?

In a recent interview with Democratic strategist David Axelrod, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, foresees a coming Latino backlash against the Republican Party as a result of Donald Trump’s candidacy and his controversial statements about immigrants and Latinos. Statements like, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re sending people that have […]

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Can Pope Francis Mobilize Latinos That Care About the Environment?

Recent survey shows Latinos overwhelming support the Pope’s call to defend God’s creation as nearly 80% say they are already experiencing the effects of climate change. Polling Memo Here      Slide Deck Here •  Over three-quarters (76%) of Latinos support Pope Francis’s theology on environmental conservation. •  Nearly nine out of ten (87%) of are interested in […]

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When GOP Hopefuls Descend on CA, Will They Pay Attention to Lessons Embodied by the State?

Ahead of tomorrow’s debate, immigrant rights and labor leaders and a California-based political scientist will gather on a press call to set the stage for the GOP’s latest primary debate; revisit California’s history on the immigration issue; and explain why the Republican Party’s embrace of xenophobic candidates, like Donald Trump, could spell disaster for the […]

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On the Prospects of a Blue Arizona

This post summarizes a recent publication from the journal Politics of Groups and Identities, the full article can be read here. The Republican Party’s path to 270 Electoral Votes has become increasingly narrow.  With formerly Republican states like Virginia, North Carolina, and Colorado now up for grabs, Republican presidential candidates must win virtually every remaining […]

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New poll: Latinos Want CA Legislature to Tackle Pollution, Climate Change in Latino communities

In a first of its kind effort, new groundbreaking data points to overwhelming support by California Latino voters on critical positions on the need for stronger state efforts in combating pollution particularly in communities of color, reducing our dependency on petroleum, and further expanding the Green Economy in Latino communities.  The poll of 400 Latino […]

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Federal Appeals Court Relies On Expert Report by Barreto & Sanchez in Texas Voter ID Lawsuit

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals cited an expert report and statewide survey conducted by Matt Barreto and Gabriel Sanchez in finding that SB 14, the Texas voter ID law violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. In October 2014 the district court initially ruled against the Texas voter ID law in which Barreto […]

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The Latino Threshold to Win in 2016

In 2012, polling by Latino Decisions found that Mitt Romney won the support of just 23 percent of Latino voters. In 2016, the Republican presidential candidate will need twice that support to win the White House. The cause for the GOP’s “Latino deficit” is no secret and can largely be explained by two interrelated factors: […]

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