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Hispanic Women are Concerned About Economic Security and Support Policies to Address the Concern

Today is National Latina Equal Pay Day, so we thought we would look at how Latinas view the economy in 2016. A poll commissioned by the Center for American Progress and conducted by Latino Decisions surveyed 800 Hispanic women between April and May this year in four battleground states – Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Virginia. […]

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Latina Voters Say Adiós To Trump

Donald Trump’s ongoing derogatory remarks toward women have generated widespread criticism. Not only did he recently say that Hillary Clinton did not have “a presidential look,” but in the first presidential debate Clinton reminded viewers that Trump demeaned Alicia Machado, the Venezuelan Miss Universe, as “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping.” These and other degrading remarks […]

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Growing Latino Gender Differences on Key Policy Issues

We continue to witness the very emotional and controversial debates over several key issues, including ‘women’s issues’ and immigration policy. This is especially evident at the wake of President Obama’s announcement of executive action on immigration. As we look to the key issues that will motivate Latinos to participate in politics, it is important to […]

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Origins of the Latino Political Gender Gap

With the 2014 midterm elections behind us, we are again reminded of the potential influence of Latino voters. This is because Latinos have had growing political influence in the last couple of presidential elections.  We are also reminded of the potential influence of the ‘women’s vote’ in the midterm elections. In this blog I draw […]

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Revisiting Latina/o Gender Differences in Party Support

The 2014 election held great possibilities for those of us who study Latina politics, both because Latina/o political participation in the 2012 election proved to be a decisive factor in the electoral outcomes of several battleground states and ultimately the reelection of President Obama, but equally because Latinas were driving the increased turnout and support […]

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The Latino Gender Gap in U.S. Politics

Women and Latinos in the U.S. are both attracting a lot of political attention, especially after their impressive electoral impact in the last few elections.  We hear about the potential “Women’s vote” or the mention of the important gender gap in U.S. politics, which is the difference between men and women’s support for the winning […]

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Increased Electoral Support for Latinas

The current government shutdown is encouraging more people to reassess their level of support for members of Congress and Congress as an institution. The public is likely to decrease their already awfully low approval ratings for Congress in reaction to the current inability to come to a compromise with the budgeting process. However, as the electoral environment […]

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The Growing Success of Latina Political Candidates

The political landscape of the 2008 presidential election, with Obama and Clinton as major party political candidates for president, brought up important questions concerning the impact of race and gender on voting behavior. Questions arose concerning the predicted level of voter support for women and minority political candidates. Is a black or female presidential candidate […]

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Gender and Undocumented Immigrant Experiences

Discussions about immigration reform largely focus on immigrants as workers. In fact, immigrants come to the U.S. for both work and family reasons. Understanding the factors that drive a decision to immigrate—and how immigrants organize their lives in the United States—is crucial to developing an immigration law that provides a real solution for undocumented immigrants. […]

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The Latino gender gap: Latina voters prefer Obama by 53 point margin

With seven weeks until the election Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s potential gender gap with women faces a new hurdle in the Latino community, as reported today by Pilar Marrero.  According to the fourth week of the impreMedia/Latino Decisions tracking poll Latina voters plan to vote for President Obama by a margin of 74% to 21% […]

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