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Electoral Sweeps and Their Consequences: The Case of Nevada

Is it possible for a politician to be too successful at the ballot box? This appears to be the case with Nevada’s Republican Governor Brian Sandoval. Thanks to a favorable political environment, low turnout among many traditional Democratic constituencies, and the inability of Nevada Democrats to recruit a serious challenger, Sandoval coasted to reelection last […]

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Freedom Summit Signals to the Latino Electorate

What is the meaning of this past weekend’s Freedom Summit for Latino voters and their options in the 2016 Republican primaries and general election? The answer to this question necessarily begins with the political identity of the event’s sponsor, Iowa Rep. Steve King, one of the most vocal opponents of immigration reform in Congress. He […]

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An Overview of Latino Influence in the 2014 Elections

In the aftermath of the 2012 election, political observers and pundits of all political stripes contended that the support of Latino voters was pivotal to President Obama’s victory over Mitt Romney. Indeed, the 2012 ImpreMedia/Latino Decisions Election Eve poll reported that Obama received the support of 75% of Latino voters as compared to 23% for […]

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Latino Perspectives on SOTU Issues

A number of issues addressed in tonight’s State of the Union have been the subject of Latino Decisions polling. Here we highlight a few: 1. Immigration. It is true that Latino voters hold varied opinions on a range of policy issues, but not when it comes to immigration. On this topic, views are consistently cohesive; […]

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Latino Public Opinion and the Echaveste Nomination

Not surprisingly, large proportions of American Latinos are attuned to major news from south of the border. This focus contributes to their pronounced views on specific issues in U.S. relations with Latin America. A prime example is the importance that a great majority of Latino voters attach to President Obama’s nomination of Maria Echaveste of […]

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Cuba, Obama, and Latinos

David Ayón’s most recent post at Univision news focuses on Latino public opinion on U.S. policy towards Cuba. While the timing of Obama’s announcement that full diplomatic relations would be restored with Cuba came as a surprise, the substance of his decision grows out of positions the President has taken since his 2008 campaign. Much […]

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Schaller’s new book on the dynamics of the contemporary GOP: The Stronghold

Professor Thomas Schaller’s new book, The Stronghold: How Republicans Captured Congress but Surrendered the White House, published this week by Yale University Press, is a timely and provocative study that is quickly earning high praise from scholars, journalists, and political observers. The publisher provides this summary of Schaller’s latest work: Once the party of presidents, […]

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Latinos and Police Abuse

Unfortunately missing from the raging national debate over recurrent police killings of African American men and boys — defined as an issue pitting blacks against whites — is the question of where other minority groups stand.  This omission is particularly unfortunate in the case of Latinos, who bring their own substantial experience to questions of […]

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Executive Action Politics Columns

David R. Ayón’s most recent column posted at Univision news, draws on the new Latino Decisions survey of Latino voters’ reactions to executive action on immigration.  Noting strong and unified Latino supportt across the political spectrum for the announced immigration relief measures, the column argues that this issue is likely to remain Latino voters’ top priority through […]

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NEW POLL RESULTS: National Poll Finds Overwhelming Support For Executive Action on Immigration

A national poll of Latino voters found 89% support for President Obama’s use of Executive Authority on immigration. The poll was conducted November 20-22, coinciding with the news of President Obama’s policy announcement, and was conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by Presente.org in partnership with NALACC and Mi Familia Vota. [View PPT slides] The […]

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