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Latino enthusiasm for midterm election at all time low

On the value of “Introduction to American Government” versus a law degree from Harvard… No reasonable person would dispute the innate intelligence and intellectual capacity of President Obama, or for that matter most of his advisers. But as we approach the 2010 election, few, too, would dispute that the Democrats are in a bit of […]

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Are Latinos Loyal Partisans?

A recent post here discussed the widely held opinion that Latinos are not as welcome as whites in the Democratic or Republican Party. Latinos and Non-Latinos hold consistent perceptions, suggesting that both parties have a branding problem, insomuch as either party is interested in projecting an image of inclusiveness to the increasingly diverse American electorate. […]

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Latinos are less welcomed by both Democratic and Republican Parties

Analysis of polling data from Latino Decisions and the Washington Poll indicates there is a public consensus that Latinos are not as welcome as whites in either the Republican or Democratic party. Respondents were asked to rate (on a scale of zero to 10) how welcoming they think each party is toward different ethnic and […]

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Latino voters to influence outcome in 30 key House seats in 2010

In 2008 Latino voters turned out in record number and voted overwhelmingly in favor of Democrat Barack Obama, providing the key margin in many states. However, as the 2010 midterm election rolls around many questions surround Latino enthusiasm for turning out to vote after two years of Democrat control. Little data suggests that Latinos will […]

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Will Latinos abandon the Democrats if immigration reform fails?

According to new polling data from Latino Decisions, immigration reform remains a top priority for Latino voters, and failure to pass a bill could hurt Democrats standing with the Latino electorate. In 2008, the Latino vote increased more than any other segment of the population and was a crucial part of Obama’s coalition, especially in […]

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Poll results show high demand for immigration reform before Nov 2010

New results released today by a Latino Decisions national survey of Hispanic registered voters finds continued high support for comprehensive immigration reform, and Latinos expect this to happen before the 2010 midterm election.  Obama made immigration reform a campaign promise to the Latino electorate during his 2008 campaign for the presidency and the polling data […]

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How Latinos Will Influence the 2010 Senate Elections

In 2008 the Latino vote proved signficant in a number of electorally important swing states, especially states like New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Florida that have sizable Latino populations.  However, other states with rapidly growing Latino populations, and divided evenly along partisan lines such as North Carolina, Virginia and Indiana, all witnessed Latino voters influencing […]

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