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New Poll: Immigration policy stance directly tied to winning the Latino vote

A new Latino Decisions poll finds that Latino voters are paying very close attention to the immigration debate in Congress and that a candidate’s stance on immigration policy will directly effect how many Latino votes they win or lose.  The new poll of 800 Latino registered voters nationwide was conducted in partnership with America’s Voice, […]

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Texas Immigration Politics: Enforcement First, Outreach Later?

Earlier this week a bipartisan group of eight senators announced their preliminary plans for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) legislation. Neither senator from Texas is among the coalition of legislators leading the effort to change the broken system currently in place. Senator Cornyn contends that border security must precede any other immigration reforms. Senator Cruz called […]

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Republicans fail to improve their image among Latinos, but have opportunity on education

The latest impreMedia-Latino Decisions tracking poll released today revealed a continued trend in support for President Obama, and increased dissatisfaction with Republican outreach towards Latino voters, with a possible opening for Romney on his education plan. [Full week 7 results posted here] Overall, seventy-two percent of Latino voters said that if the election were held […]

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Mitt Romney’s Magic Number

Mitt Romney’s campaign has identified 38% as the “magic number” of Latino voters they need to secure victory over President Obama in the November election.  This seems rather ambitious; John McCain earned 31% of the Latino vote in 2008, and Romney stands at a mere 26% ten weeks before the election. In light of the […]

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Latino Stars Make It Interesting in Texas

Two Latinos in Texas took center stage in national party politics this Tuesday. The day began a with a press release announcing San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention later this month. He will be the first Latino to make the limelight speech in the history of […]

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