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AZ Gov Brewer faces massive Latino opposition in 2010 – but Dems face opposition too

President Obama’s selection of then Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security elevated Jan Brewer from Secretary of State to the governor’s seat. Since then Republican lawmakers have counted upon her reliable signature to pass a litany of legislation, most notably SB1070, that has brought a dubious spotlight on to Arizona. […]

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Arizona immigration law has major political implications for 2010

Latino Decisions released new results today of a survey of Latino registered voters in Arizona, which shows that immigration is now clearly the top issue of concern for Latino voters in 2010, and that both political parties are suffering a credibility gap on immigration reform. When asked which party is responsible for SB 1070, 59% […]

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Latino voters strongly reject Arizona immigration law 1070

A new survey released today by Latino Decisions, and commissioned by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) shows Latino registered voters in the state of Arizona are strongly opposed to new immigration law, 1070, which was signed into law on April 23. Overall, 81% of Latinos are opposed to 1070 and 16% in favor. […]

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What is really best for Arizona?

After Arizona legislators passed SB 1070, Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill into law with dramatic flair.  She called a press conference, described the law that “firmly represents what is best for Arizona” and offered her “unwavering signature on this bill” before a nationally televised audience.  The law requires local authorities to investigate the […]

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Latinos greatly support health reform — still expect immigration reform before 2010

New Latino Decisions polling data from March 2010 finds that Latino registered voters are very supportive of health care reform, however large majorities also say it is very important for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform before November 2010.  Overall, when asked what the single most important issue facing the nation was, health care reform […]

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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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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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Latinos Clearly Support The Inclusion of Non-Citizens in Healthcare Reform Efforts

A new report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico indicates that expansion of coverage is clearly a priority for the Latino community, a population that has the highest uninsured rates in the United States. The report is based on the recent Latino Decisions survey […]

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The Latino Electorate at 100 Days: Obama Popular, but want to see action on immigration

Action on immigration this year is identified as “extremely important” by 51% of Latino registered voters polled on the occasion of the President’s 100th day in office. This compares with only 40% just last November, when Latino voters supported the president by more than 2-1 against his Republican rival. Another 23% now describe it as […]

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