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How the Exit Polls Misrepresent Latino Voters, and Badly

Did you know that, despite running exceedingly racialized anti-Latino advertisements in Nevada’s Senate race, Sharon Angle got 30% of the Latino vote? Jan Brewer also did well, attracting an above-average 28% share of Arizona’s Hispanic vote just months after signing SB1070 into law.  Moreover, Meg Whitman received 21% of the African American vote in her […]

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How to measure Latino influence: a new quantitative model

By: Matt Barreto, Loren Collingwood, Sylvia Manzano The importance of the Latino electorate has been the subject of both academic inquiry and media discourses. The question of Latino influence is frequently limited by an approach that focuses on single variable considerations (e.g., voter turnout or ethnic-targeted campaign spending) that are often contest-specific idiosyncrasies. Relying on […]

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Record Latino voter turnout in 2008 helps Obama win key battleground states

This November 4th Latinos turned out in record numbers with an estimated 10.2 million Latino voters casting ballots in the Presidential Election.  This marked a significant increase from the 7.6 million that the Census estimates voted in 2004.  The record turnout among Latinos solidified this emerging electorate as an important voting bloc within the American […]

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New poll suggests Latino voters may make the difference in four key states

A significant percentage of Latino voters in key election states – Florida, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada – are either undecided or still open to persuasion in the presidential contest, according to a new national survey. “The Latino vote will be critical in the Southwest and Florida, and results of this poll show very clearly […]

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National Poll Shows That Latino Voters Favor Obama Over McCain

Latino voters favor Obama over McCain, according to Latino Decisions Poll. A new national survey of Latino voters shows Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama with a nearly 3-to-1 advantage over his rival, Republican John McCain. (more…)

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Statewide Poll Of Latino Voters In Texas Brings Upcoming Elections Into Clearer Focus

A poll of 500 Hispanic Texas voters, completed on February 24th, 2008 reveals critical data regarding the concerns of the Latino community. The Latino Decisions Texas Poll is part of a larger effort to understand the Latino electorate, State by State, in those States where the Latino electorate will have a high impact on election […]

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