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New Poll: Obama leads Romney among Latinos in key 2012 battleground states

New polling released June 22, 2012 by Latino Decisions and America’s Voice finds President Obama maintaining a wide lead over Republican Mitt Romney among Latino registered voters in five key battleground states.  The poll interviewed 400 Latinos each in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia – all states expected to be very competitive in 2012 […]

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Colorado’s Civil Unions and In-State Immigrant Tuition Battles—Is a Gay-Latino Coalition Possible?

President Obama’s recent declaration of support for gay marriage and the administration’s new policy of allowing children of undocumented immigrants to apply for deferred deportation and subsequently a work permit constitute a political message that seeks to both respond to two significant constituencies as well as creating the potential for cross-pressures within one of those […]

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Efforts to Clean Up Registration Rolls Target Latinos in Swing State of Florida

Officials in the “swing” State of Florida have made waves amidst efforts to purge non-citizens from the registration rolls ahead of the up-coming 2012 presidential election. As ordered by Republican Governor Rick Scott earlier this spring, the Florida secretary of state’s office began comparing voter registration records to Florida Department of Motor Vehicles data on […]

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Democrats Should Bait GOP on Latino Issues

Dr. Gary Segura, Principal of Latino Decisions, was interviewed on PBS NewsHour earlier this week. An overview of the expert commentary is provided below, however you can watch the full discussion here. The following text was provided by the PBS NewsHour webpage: “With polls showing two-thirds of Latino voters supporting President Barack Obama for re-election, […]

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Women, Independents and Latinos: How Do Romney and Obama Fare with Each?

By Stella Manrique Rouse In the “Hope and Change” presidential campaign of 2008, Barack Obama struck a chord with many groups. Besides overwhelming support from African Americans, he was also able to court three other crucial groups: women, independents, and Latinos. However, four years later, the mystique of the “Hope and Change” mantra has dissipated and […]

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Watch for ‘Sí Se Puede’ Signs at Obama Rallies

 Originally published at The New York Times.com on May 23, 2012 In 2004, President George W. Bush made a concerted effort to attract Latino voters, and was rewarded with about 40 percent of the Latino vote. Those votes helped Bush win battleground states like Colorado, Florida, New Mexico, and Nevada, which all have large and […]

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