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GOP’s Response to Obama’s Executive Action Could Define 2016 Election

Originally published at Huffington Post Pollster Last night, President Obama announced his long-anticipated administrative orders on immigration reform, expected to include changes with regard to which immigrants the federal government prioritizes for detention and deportation, and specifically the temporary relief from deportation for undocumented immigrants who have lived in the United States more than five […]

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The reason why Obama is giving a major immigration speech in Nevada

In January 2013, President Obama chose Del Sol High School in Las Vegas to make his remarks outlining his administration’s comprehensive immigration reform principles. Part victory rally, part policy speech, the event was a clear thank-you to the state’s Latino and organized-labor communities for their 2012 support and a down payment on promises to be […]

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Did Asian Americans switch parties overnight? No.

This article originally appeared at the Monkey Cage Blog at The Washington Post Buried in the blue and red bars of the exit poll results from Tuesday’s midterm elections is an astonishing figure. Asian Americans were nearly evenly split in their voting in congressional races: 50 percent to 49 percent, with a nod to Democrats […]

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Latino Decisions now posting new voter poll results in CO, KS, AZ, TX

With the closure of Texas, Arizona, Colorado, and Kansas, we can assess Latino impact in two really competitive environments. Full results are posted here: www.latinovote2014.com We find in Colorado that Mark Udall is pulling 71% of the Latino vote to a mere 23 for Cory Gardner.  We project this is a margin of 6.2% for […]

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Early results in the 2014 Latino vote now posted for key states

So far, Latino Decisions has posted results from Illinois, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina: full results here www.latinovote2014.com Across all four states, Latinos gave significant advantages to Democratic candidates for governor and senator in all states but Florida.  Senator Durbin will cruise to easy election.  But results for Senate candidates Hagan in North Carolina and […]

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2014 Election Eve Poll: Latino voters nationwide say immigration top voting issue

Key Results Now Available for Huge Latino Voter Poll Nationwide and in 10 States Washington, DC – An election eve poll of nearly 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in key 2014 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas) provides new insights into Latino voter behavior in the 2014 elections.  Below […]

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Getting the Latino vote wrong? Which polls are good and which polls are bad

This article originally appeared at Politico.com Is it possible that Colorado’s Cory Gardner is shaping up to be this election cycle’s Sharron Angle? You might recall what happened to Angle in the Nevada Senate race in 2010. Almost every pre-election poll had Angle, the tea-party-supported Republican challenger to Senate Democratic majority leader Harry Reid, leading the […]

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Environmental Issues Will Affect Latino Voting Behavior in this Election

A common stereotype about the Latino electorate is that environmental issues are ranked lower to more pressing issues like immigration, jobs, the economy, education and crime. Indeed, when one thinks about who an environmentalist is, typically a wealthy tree-hugging White American comes to mind and not a working-class Latino. However this stereotype is dead wrong. […]

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David Ayón weighs in on 2016 Republican Presidential Contenders and Immigration Reform

The new Latino Decisions column by David R. Ayón, published on the Univision news website, discusses Latino voters’ attitudes towards the most likely Republican contenders for the 2016 presidencial nomination, based on the recent America’s Voice – Latino Decisions pre-electoral poll.  Should they choose to run, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are expected to announce their candidacies sometime […]

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18 Senate and Governor races Latinos could influence in 2014

The 2014 election is now just 8 days away and almost all the attention on the Latino vote is in Colorado’s Senate race.  While other states with large Latino populations may not have competitive Senate races in 2014, the Latino population is not just a phenomenon in the Southwest. 14 years ago, the 2000 Census […]

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